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Report on the Proposed Changes to the Federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS)

Environmental economists from RFF, Harvard, Yale, and other leading research institutions say an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal that could eventually allow more mercury pollution from power plants relies on a flawed cost-benefit analysis.

Report by Joseph E. Aldy, Matthew Kotchen, Mary Evans, Meredith Fowlie, Arik Levinson, and Karen Palmer — 8 minute read — Dec. 4, 2019

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Authors

Joseph E. Aldy

Harvard University, Resources for the Future

Matthew Kotchen

Yale University

Mary Evans

Claremont McKenna College

Meredith Fowlie

University of California, Berkeley

Arik Levinson

Georgetown University

Karen Palmer

Resources for the Future