Republicans Move to Bar Use of Carbon Cost in EPA Funding Bill

July 17, 2018, 5:19 PM

The House is headed for another showdown this week on whether to bar the EPA and other agencies from weighing health costs and other impacts from carbon emissions, the primary driver of climate change.

The House is slated to vote on two amendments from Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) to the fiscal 2019 spending bill for the Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department.

The first amendment would bar the EPA, Interior, and other agencies funded under the bill from accounting for the social cost of carbon in drafting any regulations or regulatory guidance.

The social cost of carbon measures ...

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