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Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
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Topic - Frank Ackerman
House Republicans launched an all-out attack Wednesday on what they say are the secretive, pseudo-scientific "cost of carbon" metrics that the Obama administration is using to justify increasingly harsh environmental regulations.
"There should be more light shone on the process. In general, that's the right way to run the government and make decisions that have a significant impact on regulations," he said.
"Given that we know climate damages are an important part of what's happening to the environment, what the fossil fuel economy is doing to the environment, [writing regulations] without a number attached leaves a gaping hole in cost-benefit analyses" performed by the EPA and other agencies when writing rules, said Frank Ackerman, a senior economist at the Center for Progressive Reform and a professor at Tufts University.