Oversight Hearing on “An Analysis of the Obama Administration’s Social Cost of Carbon”

US House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources
July 22, 2015 10:00 AM

Watch the Archived Hearing Webcast
Oversight Hearing on:

  • “An Analysis of the Obama Administration’s Social Cost of Carbon”
  • Hearing Memo

[From a Greenwire article by Jean Chemnick, sub. req’d] After years of clamoring for additional information about the closed-door process that led to the Obama administration’s social cost of carbon estimates in 2010 and 2012, a House committee held a hearing today to consider the controversial estimate without including any administration witnesses…

…[C]ommittee Democrats claim Bishop’s office only asked OMB for a witness one week ago. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), speaking for the panel’s Democrats, said the GOP majority apparently preferred to provide a platform for contrarian scientists and anti-regulatory advocates rather than gain answers to their policy questions…
“Instead of having a reasonable debate on the proper costs to assign climate change damages, the majority appears to be attacking the entire premise of the existence of climate change damages,” he said.


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