Seven years after the U.S. Congress ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the Clean Air Act, the EPA submitted a report greatly exaggerating its achievements. The agency’s 1999 follow-up study on air pollution continues to place bureaucratic imperatives above the search for truth.

Craig S. Marxsen is an associate professor of economics at the University of Nebraska, Kearney, and an Adjunct Fellow at the Independent Institute.
Bureaucracy and GovernmentEnergy and the EnvironmentEnvironmental Law and RegulationGovernment and Politics
Other Independent Review articles by Craig S. Marxsen
Spring 2008 Politically Contrived Gasoline Shortage
Fall 2003 Bountiful Harvest: Technology, Food Safety, and the Environment
Winter 2002/03 Prophecy de Novo: The Nearly Self-Fulfilling Doomsday Forecast