Policy Integrity Comments to the Office of Management and Budget on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases
Earlier this year, the Biden administration reestablished the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases. Its first move was to discard the Trump administration’s flawed social cost values, which significantly understated the per-ton climate damages of greenhouse gas emissions. The Working Group published interim values, based on Obama-era estimates, and is now working to revise those values by January 2022 to incorporate the latest science and economics.
As part of its process for revising the social cost of greenhouse gas values, the Working Group requested public input. We published and submitted five original reports on key issues, as well as a comment letter that summarizes the reports and offers several additional points for the Working Group’s consideration.