11 Oct '17, 3pm

Trump EPA 'Cooks the Books' to Hide Benefits of Clean Power Plan

It appears that the Trump administration has seriously underestimated the costly toll of climate change in its efforts to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP) based on a new document released Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ). The 198-page proposed analysis shows the supposed costs and benefits of undoing the Obama-era climate policy. However, as the Washington Post reported, the document shows that the Scott Pruitt -led EPA puts the cost of one ton of emissions of carbon dioxide between $1 and $6 in the year 2020—a dramatic decrease of the previous administration's 2020 estimate of $45. This figure is known as the "social cost of carbon "—or the public cost of burning fossil fuels—which guides current energy regulations and possible future mitigation policies. So how did the Trump EPA get this tiny figure? Mostly by considering the cost of carbon wit...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-clean-power-plan-2495501894....

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