Letters to Federal Agencies Regarding Development and Use of Estimates for the Social Cost of Carbon

September 26, 2013

Excerpt: These controversial estimates are currently being used by federal agencies to place dollar values on the potential climate damages purportedly avoided by carbon dioxide reduction in regulatory actions, with measurements of such effects extending hundreds of years into the future. The implications of quantifying future impacts raises serious questions about how federal agencies are developing these estimates to advance rulemaking.

To read the letter to the Department of Agriculture, click here.

To read the letter to the Department of Commerce, click here.

To read the letter to the Department of Energy, click here.

To read the letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, click here.

To read the letter to the Treasury Department, click here.

To read a related press release, click here.

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