Paying the price.

The U.S. EPA determined a social cost for carbon to quantify methane's damage last year. E&E News says this metric will impact procurement, budget, regulatory decisions and yes, lawsuits.

The social cost of carbon is the price we pay for using consumer products derived from fossil fuels, which, frankly, is everything right now.

Amena H. Saiyid

Washington D.C. Correspondent