Justices Won't Review Biden Carbon Costs Dispute

By Keith Goldberg (May 26, 2022, 4:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request by Republican-led states to block the Biden administration's efforts to increase estimates for costs related to greenhouse gas pollution.

In a one-sentence order, the high court denied a petition by Louisiana, Texas and eight other states that wanted the justices to overrule the Fifth Circuit's revival of the Biden administration's use of social cost of greenhouse gas metrics in federal regulations. There were no public explanations nor dissents from any of the justices.

The red states had argued that using calculations could result in more stringent federal standards forcing the creation of more...

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