In other words, some people don't like measuring the benefits of climate change mitigation:
Senate Republicans are criticizing the Obama administration for using what they see as an opaque, secretive process to calculate the costs associated with climate change.
Led by Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), 11 senators wrote to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Monday to investigate the administration’s social cost of carbon.
The Obama administration currently pegs the cost of carbon emissions — and the benefit of reducing them — at $37 per ton.
“Congress and the American people deserve greater transparency and government accountability regarding the social cost of carbon — a theoretical measure of climate change damages the administration uses to justify onerous regulations,” the senators wrote.