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GAO begins assessment of carbon 'cost' tool

June 14, 2018
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has begun an assessment of the Obama-era social cost of carbon (SCC) tool for estimating climate damages, the latest official scrutiny of the Trump administration's reduction of the metric's projected benefits of cutting greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the GAO review, which has been planned since December following a request from several Democratic senators, EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) voted in late May to review the Trump EPA's “interim” revisions to the SCC. That...

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