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Groups Launch Efforts To Advance Carbon 'Cost' In Face Of Trump Rollback

June 13, 2017
Environmentalists and other supporters of climate policy are launching separate efforts to advance the social cost of carbon (SCC) metric that the Obama administration developed to estimate the benefits of greenhouse gas rules but which President Donald Trump has rolled back. The economic think tank Resources For the Future (RFF) is launching a multi-year effort to update the SCC, prompted in part by Trump's decision to abandon the metric. In addition, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is hosting a...


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