10 Oct '17, 4pm

Pruitt Cooks the Books to Hide Clean Power Plan Benefits

In our last post , we covered how EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt fiddled with the accounts to inflate the costs of the Clean Power Plan, when in reality the rule is achievable at even lower cost than the EPA originally projected. In this post, we’ll focus on how Pruitt has tried to cook the books on science and economics to hide the Clean Power Plan’s enormous climate and public health benefits. Pruitt undermines the best available science and economics, twice When it issued the Clean Power Plan, EPA concluded that the Plan would produce tremendous climate and public health benefits that far outweigh its costs. In 2030, the climate protection and health benefits run to the tune of $34 to $54 billion. Subtracting the costs of meeting the CPP goals, the net benefits range from $26 to $45 billion. These climate and health benefits are very likely incomplete. The climate benef...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/kevin-steinberger/pruitt-coo...

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