EPA refuses to conduct a cost-benefit analysis for its Bay water quality targets.
Environment and Energy Daily reports,
U.S. EPA’s defense of its Chesapeake Bay cleanup program fell on deaf ears yesterday as bay-region lawmakers blasted the agency for relying on unscientific models, setting arbitrary deadlines and attempting to micromanage the states.
Backed up by state officials from the area, the House members criticized EPA for not carrying out a benefit-cost analysis before setting pollution targets. The agency’s “pollution diet” will force states to shell out billions of dollars, the lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said.