The State & Environmental Impact Center

Fourteen AGs Voiced Support for Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases

June 21, 2021

New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 14 attorneys general in submitting comments supporting the use of the social cost of greenhouse gases (SC-GHG) as a standardized metric for considering and addressing climate impacts caused by GHG emissions. The coalition emphasized that SC-GHG is currently the best available tool for analyzing the costs and benefits of any policy that could affect GHG emissions. The comments, which were submitted in response to the Office of Management and Budget’s request for input, also outlined several examples of how states in the coalition already use SC-GHG in policymaking.