Well, now they want to combat climate change without regard to benefit:
House Republicans are seeking to thwart the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to weigh the benefits of curbing carbon dioxide emissions when crafting regulations.
Two proposed amendments to legislation likely reaching the floor this week would limit the EPA's use of the “social cost of carbon (SCC),” a metric of estimated damages caused by heat-trapping emissions.
The underlying bill slated for debate allows the Energy Department (DOE) to block energy-related EPA rules estimated to cost more than $1 billion if the DOE determines they would significantly hurt the economy.
It would have been more subtle if they required the EPA to use a discount rate of 7% or so. That way those future benefits would be discounted down to close to zero.