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Wed Feb 5, 2014 10:33 AM CST

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EPA MAY BE REQUIRED TO POST COST-BENEFIT ANALYSES

Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., says he plans to introduce legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct and issue a cost-benefit analysis regarding the effect on the overall economy and job creation any time the agency issues a new regulation.

The Clean Air Act already requires EPA to evaluate "potential loss or shifts of employment which may result from the administration or enforcement" of regulations. However, Inhofe claims the agency "has ...

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