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Re: Cost Considerations in Rulemaking Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107 Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Rule Comment Deadline August 13th, 11.59 pm: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107

One comment submitted by the public:
I continue to be surprised and dismayed at the notion that money must be the determining factor in decision-making re: the preservation of health of all living organisms. Do we really evaluate each being on the basis of a monetary value?

I realize that consideration of the costs and benefits in the process of rule making may be a tool used by “decision-makers”. However, I want to reiterate that the human impact of decision-making needs to be the first consideration.

I refuse to have my life reduced to a monetary formula.https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107-0057

Many more comments are found at the regulations web site. A more detailed comment is here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/08/11/trump-epa-cost-benefit-analysis-pre-rulemaking-comment-deadline-is-monday-august-13th-11-59-pm-eastern/

The above is separate from, but related to, the Thursday, August 16th, comment deadline: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/08/11/usdoe-spent-18-years-and-over-a-quarter-of-a-billion-dollars-but-failed-to-prove-low-level-radiation-is-safe-because-its-not-august-16th-comment-deadline-re-dangerous-trump-pruitt-epa-proposal/

About the USFWS photo: “The Piping Plover is a threatened and endangered shorebird that inhabits wide, open beaches, alkali flats, and sandflats of North America. 2016-06-09 https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/digital/collection/natdiglib/id/18666/rec/151