Fourteen AGs Sent Comments Supporting Updated Regulatory Guidance that Better Accounts for Climate & Environmental Impacts

New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 14 attorneys general in submitting comments on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) proposed changes to its guidance on how federal agencies should evaluate the impact of proposed regulations, also known as Circular A-4. The AGs explained that the proposed updates would improve federal agencies’ assessment of cumulative impacts on overburdened communities, would help agencies account for transboundary effects of regulations for cross-border issues such as air pollution, and would also “promote intergenerational intergenerational equity through better evaluation of whether regulatory choices would adequately address climate change harms to our children and grandchildren.” The AGs also asked OMB to include guidance for a more comprehensive evaluation of non-monetized impacts of climate change in the updated Circular A-4.