Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.
Energy and environmental regulations, which are necessary to protect human health and the environment, should be based on sound science, undergo thorough net cost-benefit analysis, and take into consideration the net cumulative impact these regulations have on energy costs, economic growth and job creation.
Business Roundtable supports a smarter approach to energy and environmental regulation that will improve the transparency and accountability of the regulatory process:
- The government should objectively analyze the costs and benefits of proposed and final major rules from all agencies, including “independent” regulatory commissions.
- Agencies should publicly disclose the estimated costs of planned regulatory actions early in the regulatory process and with greater specificity.
- The federal government should streamline the permitting process for siting and operating a new facility/project.
- Congress should consider changes to the “Administrative Procedure Act,” particularly relating to the content of the rulemaking record and greater judicial scrutiny of that record.
Major Energy and Environmental Regulations of Concern
Background Papers on Selected Energy and Environmental Regulations of Concern
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations
- Background Paper on Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (last updated: August 18, 2014)
New Source Review
- Background Paper on New Source Review (last updated: May 14, 2012)