A group of HVAC equipment makers is calling on the White House to ignore the findings in a report on the social cost of carbon.

The report, which the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute says is commonly referred to as the “Social Cost of Carbon,” was created by a secretive Obama administration work group, according to the institute.

"By using the SCC as a basis for cost-benefit analyses to validate unreasonable efficiency regulations — without stakeholder input on the estimates — we believe the previous administration violated its responsibility under the Administrative Procedures Act," said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “This new administration has promised to aid manufacturers that have had to endure an unprecedented number of regulations which increased the cost of doing business in America, harmed consumers, stifled job creation, and hurt our global competitiveness. Removing SCC calculations as a justification for regulations is an excellent place to start."