EPA admits ignoring jobs in cost-benefit analysis

From the House Energy and Commerce Committee:

FLASHBACK: Executive Order 13563 of January 18, 2011 – Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

Section 1. General Principles of Regulation. (a) Our regulatory system must protect public health, welfare, safety, and our environment while promoting economic growth, innovation, competitiveness, and job creation.

FAST FORWARD: In a revealing exchange Thursday on Capitol Hill, an EPA expert confirms that the agency, contrary to the president’s executive order, does not directly examine regulations’ impacts on jobs. Watch the startling exchange between Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mathy Stanislaus, EPA Assistant Administrator for Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

Watch the EPA official squirm in this Congressional hearing:

4 thoughts on “EPA admits ignoring jobs in cost-benefit analysis”

  1. What’s a few jobs when you are out saving the planet? How dare this temporary person question the permanent mandarin.

  2. Typical EPA doublespeak. This is why I say that the entire thing has to go. Completely defund it.

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