Cost-benefit analysis can be useful in assessing environmental regulations, despite limitations
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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States. -- Environmental Protection Agency.,
  • Environmental policy -- Economic aspects -- United States.,
  • Environmental policy -- United States -- Cost effectiveness.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
The Physical Object
Pagination[1] leaf, vi, [4], 61 p. ;
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15308907M

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