Noem joins multi-state lawsuit against Biden over carbon plan

NoemvbidenPIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem joined nine other states in suing the Biden administration to prevent the establishment of a damages value to the “social cost of greenhouse gasses,” which they assert would kill thousands of American jobs.

“President Biden’s attempt to implement a ‘social cost of greenhouse gases’ value will result in government sticking their hands into virtually every aspect of our day-to-day lives. With this lawsuit, we are committed to fighting off such unconstitutional overreach,” Gov. Noem said.

In his recent executive order, President Biden established a “working group” tasked with determining a damages value, called “the social cost of carbon,” based on the global environmental damages from climate changes. The value includes carbon dioxide, as well as methane and nitrous oxide. The President also required federal agencies to immediately begin applying such value in their regulatory actions and other decision-making.

States in the suit say that those values would have the ability to fundamentally transform the entire regulatory structure of the U.S. Government, and would have “devastating impacts on the lives of everyday Americans.”

South Dakota joins Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming in the suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

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