New report: EPA’s effective track record forecasting technological progress allows for stronger air pollution policies

Despite regularly facing skepticism, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a strong track record of forecasting technological progress that allows for stronger air pollution policies, according to a new analysis.  Under the federal Clean Air Act, the EPA must consider the feasibility and cost of emerging technologies necessary to meet its proposed emissions standards. Almost invariably during a rule-making process, the EPA’s projections for these technologies are met with concerns from industry and other stakeholders. Through public comments, lawsuits, and advertising campaigns, opponents argue the technology is not ready, is…

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