Complaining that environmental regulations are "burdensome," corporations ignore the trillions of dollars of benefits they produce.

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November 21st, 2019

Complaining that environmental regulations are "burdensome," corporations ignore the trillions of dollars of benefits they produce.

  • By San Antonio Express-News

Government regulations such as the Clean Air Act are "primarily responsible," writes Dr. Andrew Dessler, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University, for the dramatic improvements in U.S. air quality.

But because these regulations aren't "free," he writes, requiring about $65 billion since 1990 to clean up emissions, corporations complain that they are "overreaching" and "burdensome," conveniently ignoring the $2 trillion in benefits the regulations have produced.

Now, as the Environmental Protection Agency considers implementing "a rule that could impact the foundation of some of the most effective regulations," he concludes, it's time to reassess the benefits of regulations and demand that our leaders act in the best interest of all of us, not just corporations.

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