Teleworkin' It
Using Fuel Standards to Control Health Care Costs
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  • Boritz

    “While the two sides argue over whether these numbers are likely to add up…”

    The CBO will start out saying it all adds up when they crunch numbers supplied by Congress. Millions of people will embrace it enthusiastically. Later the CBO, using real numbers, will find it does less than half the good for over twice the price. This template works beautifully (and repeatedly). After all they are non-partisan over there.

  • SLEcoman

    Mr. Mead should know better than to accept government cost benefit analysis at face value, especially the EPA which has a history of not only vastly over-stating the benefits of its regulations but also of withholding test results that do not support its regulations.

    Just to give three examples, of EPA malfeasance, dishonesty.
    1. EPA withheld from the public that 97+% of test subjects that were subjected to 10 Times the NAAQS for fine particulate showed no ill effects.
    2. The ‘science’ underpinning the fine (<2.5 micron) particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS assumes that all fine particulate matter regardless of its morphology or whether or not it is a carcinogen has an equal impact on human health. This assumption contradicts decades of research on cigarette smoke and is exactly the opposite of the assumptions the EPA used to justify its regulation of second hand cigarette smoke.
    3. The EPA justified the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) saying that reducing PM2.5 concentrations due to reduced sulfate and nitrate concentrations as a result of reducing power industry SO2 and NOx emissions would provide large human health benefits, especially for asthmatics. From 2001 to 2010 US power industry industry SO2 and NOx emissions reduced by 53% & 57% (EPA data), yet the US asthma incidence rate increased from 7.3% to 8.1% (CDC data).

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