Re: Cost Considerations in Rulemaking Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107 Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Rule Comment Deadline Monday August 13th, 11.59 pm: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107
One Comment submitted by the public:
“The basic premise that environmental protection rules cost business more than the benefits to the public and public health is erroneous. For every dollar spent of increased costs, $2 to $12 is saved in public health.
Furthermore, the environmental costs to the public are not shared by the businesses that benefit from a relaxation of environmental protections; the taxpayers are on the hook for the harm caused by businesses to the public good.
We need clean air, water, and soil to continue to exist as a nation.
We already have higher health costs than other industrialized nations. If environmental protections are relaxed or ended, those costs will skyrocket.
We must protect our climate and resources in order to…
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