Some members of Congress thought that the public would know a bit about how to estimate the social cost of carbon ignoring the vast amount of work that the EPA has been doing (and public funds expended in doing so). I decided not to submit formal comments (an easy decision since it involved zero effort) by April 12 but I did think some more about the questions raised. In terms of #1 and #2, see my SCC link above. In terms of #3, why are we considering returning revenue to the American people? Isn't the government spending more than tax revenue right now? In terms of #4, whatever the federal government does will be inadequate so why not let the states have their fun?
*I feel very stupid** for thinking that a request for public comments was sincere.
**Very, very stupid.