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Senators Seek EPA Rule Limiting HFC Production As Officials Split On Kigali

A bipartisan group of six senators is floating legislation that would require EPA to write a rule to phase down production of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants that act as potent greenhouse gases, amid reports that the Trump administration is split on whether to embrace an international deal to restrict the chemicals.

Sierra Club California is launching a fight against efforts to allow biomass plants to substantially increase incineration of the millions of dead trees in the state, charging that the process results in excessive emissions of carbon dioxide, conventional air pollutants and air toxics.

The California Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) is urging state lawmakers to consider several key greenhouse gas and zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) program issues as they debate Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) fiscal year 2018-19 budget plan, including how to spend billions of dollars in cap-and-trade funds and the wisdom of spending $235 million on ZEV charging and refueling infrastructure.

The Sierra Club has abandoned a legal strategy to oppose liquified natural gas (LNG) export projects by focusing largely on their climate change impacts and instead will continue its opposition with a focus on localized impacts from a project's construction and operation, a source familiar with the strategy says.