New climate change policy: Republicans object, Democrats worry

Starting now, environmental costs must factor into every federal cost-benefit analysis, say Obama administration officials.

The White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a report on Wednesday outlining new guidelines on how government agencies must analyze the consequences of their actions on climate change.

The guidelines are meant to streamline climate change analyses across government agencies, quantify the exact amount of carbon dioxide emissions resulting from government decisions, and encourage agencies to consider methods with the smallest environmental cost. READ MORE.