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

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.


Issue Date:
2009-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/55547
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 38, Number 2
Page range:
83-99
Total Pages:
17




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