Trump team targets changes to key metric that calculates social cost of carbon

President-elect Donald Trump has made no secret of his intention to dramatically reshape U.S. climate and energy policy. He has said he intends to name staunch allies of the fossil fuel industry to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and the state, interior, and energy departments, and promised to walk away from international climate agreements. And last week a provocative leaked memo hinted at another likely element of the incoming administration's plan for weakening climate regulations: tweaking an obscure but increasingly utilized economic measure that tallies the costs and benefits of controlling carbon pollution.

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