Smart Energy & Environmental Regulation | Business Roundtable

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    Betsy Andres Stewart
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LeAnne Redick Wilson
Senior Vice President
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What is Business Roundtable

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About BRT

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.

Materials

Major Energy and Environmental Regulations of Concern

Background Papers on Selected Energy and Environmental Regulations of Concern

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations

New Source Review