From Climate Extra

In Bid To End Suit, DOJ Says Interim SCC Has Not Spurred Tougher Rules

February 9, 2022
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is arguing in federal district court that the Biden administration’s use of “interim” social cost of carbon (SCC) estimates in a handful of rulemakings has not spurred stronger requirements and thus does not cause a sufficient injury to Republican-led states to block use of the metric. These legal arguments are supported by SCC experts, who note some agencies’ use of the climate damage estimates has not spurred significantly tougher policies and who charge that the...

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