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Congress: Senate Democrats urge GAO to review SCC

December 06, 2017
Seven Democratic senators are urging the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to analyze several aspects of the Obama-era social cost of carbon (SCC) metric for estimating climate change-related damages, arguing the review is necessary in part because the Trump administration has directed agencies not to use the tool when crafting climate rules. A Dec. 5 letter from the lawmakers to GAO urges the office to look into several aspects of the climate damages metric, including to what extent states and other...

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