Hoeven Statement on EPA Finalizing Reforms to Improve Consistency, Certainty & Transparency for New Regulations

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its revised cost-benefit analysis for new regulations issued under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The agency made the reforms to provide more transparency, consistency and certainty in the CAA rulemaking process, with the goal of ensuring the agency’s actions are justified and supported by the latest in economic, engineering, biological and physical sciences.

“These reforms align with our long-term efforts to provide regulatory relief that supports a growing economy and good jobs,” said Hoeven. “By requiring a more consistent, transparent and thorough approach when measuring the costs and benefits of new regulations, the EPA is helping to protect against arbitrary and punitive federal rules. That means we can achieve greater environmental stewardship, while reducing unnecessary costs and uncertainty."