Court Ruling May Test If Biden Will Use Renewed SCC For NEPA Reviews

February 9, 2021
A federal court ruling urging the Interior Department (DOI) to use the social cost of carbon (SCC) to update its environmental review of a Montana coal mine expansion could test whether President Joe Biden’s plans to bolster the climate damages metric to justify regulatory actions will also include incorporating the tool in environmental reviews. The judge’s order “creates an opportunity for the Biden administration to try to get this done right” and could serve as “the first big test” for...

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