Mark Barron Comments on Republican AGs' Suit Over Biden Climate Policies

News / April 5, 2021

Partner Mark Barron is quoted in an article published by E&E News on April 5, 2021. The article, “Lawsuit Foreshadows Feud Over Biden’s Social Cost of Carbon,” reports on a lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of 12 Republican states over the Biden administration’s tinkering with the estimated cost of emitting greenhouse gases.

Barron told the publication that the “traditional social cost of carbon methodology doesn't actually include any economic analysis of the benefits of petroleum production.” He said the Biden administration should consider “whatever the societal benefits are of the use in pharmaceuticals, or just the general economic benefits of the ability to have scaleable and affordable energy for things like transportation."

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