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Top Obama Economist Says Precluding SCC From NEPA Review Unlawful

April 05, 2018
A former top economist in the Obama administration is charging that an Interior Department (DOI) bureau's decision to exclude the social cost of carbon (SCC) in an environmental review of a proposed coal mine expansion is unlawful, the latest in climate policy backers' campaign to advance the metric despite opposition from Trump officials. Michael Greenstone, who led the inter-agency working group (IWG) that crafted the SCC in the Obama era, is asking a federal district court in Montana to allow...

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