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Supreme Court rejects red states' plea to block Biden climate metric

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The Supreme Court will not torpedo the Biden administration's estimate of the social impacts of climate change, rejecting on Thursday a request from Louisiana and other Republican-controlled states to block agencies from using the metric in rulemakings and other decisions.
The decision means the White House can move forward with its plans to overhaul and likely significantly increase the number known as the social cost of carbon - a dollar value assigned to future damages from climate change. The current value is $51 for each ton of greenhouse gases spewed into the atmosphere, but experts...
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