A new PR push on the “carbon” reduction from power plants rule sure makes it seem like they are claiming that, until you read the sentence carefully. The Hill reports that the White House is beginning an new PR campaign in support of the proposed rule for existing power plants. The piece contains the following sentence:
With the battle over the rules heating up, the White House on Tuesday released a new report that says the costs of inaction on climate change would be massive for the federal government and the economy.
If the U.S. delays acting and the global temperature increases to 3 degrees Celsius, the economic damages will cost the U.S. and other nations $150 billion per year, the report says.