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Cost-Benefit Analysis at the Supreme Court: Cooling Water v. Fish

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  • Hewitt, Julie A.
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    This is the story of a recent U.S. Supreme Court case on the use of cost-benefit analysis at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a regulation issued under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The case is Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper, Inc., et al. The case was not about the quality of the cost-benefit analysis, nor the fact that EPA conducted one, but whether EPA had CWA authority to base regulatory decisions on cost-benefit. I close with thoughts about an alternative Chevron legal test that acknowledges the state of ecosystem valuation.

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    Article provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

    Volume (Year): 38 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (October)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:arerjl:55547

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    Keywords: regulatory analysis; ecological benefits; Chevron test; Environmental Economics and Policy; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession;

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