If anything, $40 per ton of CO2 ought to be considered a lower bound
“Executive order will discount the cost of carbon pollution”
By Scott Tong
The White House says it will try to roll back a host of climate initiatives from the Obama administration. These are rules that apply to power plants and coal mines, for instance. But also look out for a sweeping attempt to undercut the government’s way of measuring climate pollution. Right now, federal agencies have to consider the cost of carbon emissions in every policy they consider. This executive order would make that cost a lot cheaper.