Science Policy Exchange co-founder Kathy Fallon Lambert is quoted in an article in the Washington Post, about the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to unravel a rule that has cut emissions of mercury and other toxins from power plants.
Lambert notes the large health and economic benefits of the rule. And representatives from utilities who comply with the present rule are opposed to the change too.
The article by Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis is entitled, "The EPA is about to change a rule cutting mercury pollution. The industry doesn’t want it," and includes these quotes by Lambert:
"EPA’s analysis suggests that the costs outweigh the benefits. That’s simply not true,” said Kathy Fallon Lambert, a senior adviser at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Lambert added that new research suggests the neurological harm from mercury exposure amounted to $4.8 billion in 2017, more than the cost of compliance: “We know the benefits far exceed what they estimated, by several orders of magnitude."