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US urges court not to block use of carbon cost metric

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (February 7, 2022, 5:15 PM EST) – The federal government told a federal judge in Louisiana on Friday that a group of GOP-led states were clinging to legal straws in an effort to move forward with their attempt to block the implementation of the Biden administration’s process to determine the harms of greenhouse gas pollution.

Louisiana and a dozen other states are asking the court for a preliminary injunction to end the administration’s use of a new measure of the social cost of carbon, which all federal agencies are supposed to follow and which would be more costly than a Trump-era version. But the government said the specific examples of…

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