13 State AGs Want Biden's Carbon Cost Metric Blocked

By Michael Phillis (May 4, 2021, 5:07 PM EDT) -- Thirteen Republican-leaning states asked a Missouri federal court to block President Joe Biden's method for measuring the harms of greenhouse gas pollution, arguing that the president exercised policy-making powers reserved for Congress.

In a motion for preliminary injunction on Monday, thirteen Republican attorneys general say President Biden exceeded his constitutional authority on his first day in office when he issued an executive order on climate change, which in part directed his administration to create a new calculation for the social costs of carbon, methane and nitrogen oxide. Biden's action forcing agencies to use new, interim values usurps the power of Congress...

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