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The social cost of carbon (SCC) is a tool used by federal agencies to quantify the cost of carbon emissions in policymaking. As concerns surrounding climate change become more pressing, some states have also begun using the SCC in their own policies, rules, and regulations, while other states like Missouri have actively challenged the metric. In this article, Matthew Geer looks at the origin of the federal social cost of carbon and considers its effectiveness as a tool by state governments to guide policymaking that will prevent climate change from causing irreversible harm to Planet Earth.
Carbon, Climate, Social Cost of Carbon
Energy and Utilities Law | Environmental Law | Law
Geer, Matthew, "Should Missouri Consider the Social Cost of Carbon in Policymaking?" (2022). SLU Law Journal Online. 88.