Attorney General Jeff Landry is asking a federal court in Lafayette to halt a Biden administration plan to apply climate change “social cost” damages when regulating certain industries, reports The Center Square.
Biden issued an executive order shortly after taking office that resurrected an Obama administration initiative aimed at determining dollar-amounts for social damages stemming from carbon emissions. Louisiana and nine other states sued the administration in April, seeking an injunction.
Landry says the order was a backdoor “takeover” with wide-ranging effects on virtually every federal agency, including the departments of Interior, Commerce, Energy, Agriculture, Transportation, Environmental Protection, Defense, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services and Treasury.
The Department of Justice argued that the inclusion of greenhouse gases in federal planning has occurred for decades and federal agencies only are considering carbon emission climate change costs, not requiring them. Read the entire story.