Bloomberg Law
Dec. 6, 2021, 11:00 AM

States to Face Feds in Hearing on Social Cost of Carbon Metric

Maya Earls
Maya Earls
Legal Reporter

The federal government will argue that it should avoid a lawsuit by Louisiana, Alabama, and eight other states over its estimates on the social cost of greenhouse gas emissions, in a hearing before a federal judge Tuesday.

The states will use their time to try to convince the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana that it should block the estimates from going into effect while their lawsuit proceeds.

The estimates conflict with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, Clean Air Act, and National Environmental Policy Act, the states say. Energy, chemical manufacturing, and agricultural sectors will face ...

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