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06 April 2009

Supreme Court Says EPA Cost-Benefit Analysis OK

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 last Wednesday that the EPA can use cost-benefit analyses when deciding how to upgrade water cooling systems for power plants. The Riverkeepers environmental group had won a decision earlier at the 2nd U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals that cost should not matter in ordering hundreds of millions of dollars of system upgrades to protect aquatic life. More than 500 older power plants use cold water to cool their plants.

Environmental groups are not very concerned about this ruling against them. Now that they control the EPA, it is irrelevant.

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