CQ Roll Call: "As EPA Readies Climate Rule, Obama and Trump Eras Linger"

An article about EPA's expected proposal limiting power plant emissions references RFF's work on the social cost of carbon.

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May 1, 2023

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The federal government uses what's called a "social cost of carbon" — a metric placing a dollar figure on the societal and environmental damage of pollution — to scrutinize rules it writes.

That figure is currently set at $51 per ton of emissions, though the EPA has proposed raising it to $190, and a study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the nonpartisan Resources for the Future published last year in Nature estimated the cost should be $185.

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