Scientists to Fed Court: Follow Science on Climate Regs
A group of experts is calling on a US appeals court to follow the science when it comes to carbon regulation, asserting that President Biden’s Social Cost of Carbon Rule is not only an abuse of power, but also “scientifically invalid.”
The CO2 coalition filed an amicus brief Thursday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, noting that “There is overwhelming scientific evidence that fossil fuels and CO2 provide enormous social benefits,” and asking that the rule be blocked pending a trial court hearing.
The CO2 Coalition is a group of about 95 scientists and researchers that seeks to educate “thought leaders, policymakers, and the public about the important contribution made by carbon dioxide to our lives and the economy,” and seeks to “strengthen the understanding of the role of science and the scientific process in addressing complex public policy issues like climate change.”
In this case, the coalition is weighing in on the case of the State of Louisiana v. Biden before the appeals court, which seeks to stop these kinds of “temporary rules” by presidential order.
Biden’s “Climate Order,” issued on his first day in office, reinstated a working group to develop “Social Cost of Carbon” values that would be used to create climate regulations.
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