Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Court strikes down Obama EPA’s restrictions on Earth-warming gases

A federal court on Tuesday struck down an Obama administration rule that banned certain uses of certain gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration. The court said that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot ban hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under a Clean Air Act provision meant to protect the ozone layer, since that section is meant only to stop ozone-depleting substances. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's 2-to-1 ruling puts a dent in a major piece of former President Obama’s climate-change agenda...more

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