South Dakota Joins Climate Change Lawsuit

South Dakota is joining a multi-state lawsuit aimed at stopping federal regulators from making decisions that factor in the social cost that carbon and greenhouse gases have on the environment.  The monetary figure is a factor in a variety of federal policy decisions, including EPA regulations and government spending.

Governor kristi Noem says South Dakota will join a legal challenge to an executive order signed by President Joe Biden in January that establishes a “working group” to further examine the financial value that society faces from climate change.