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Despite Vacatur, HFC Rule Backers Find Silver Lining In EPA Climate Finding

Despite an appellate court vacating Obama EPA limits on high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants, supporters of the rules are claiming a smaller victory because the ruling upheld the agency's finding that substitute chemicals with a low GWP are friendlier to the environment.

A major coal industry group is raising concerns with a leaked draft version of a much-anticipated Energy Department (DOE) electric grid study, arguing it understates the adverse impact EPA regulations have had on coal plant retirements, in hopes to influence Trump officials who are already touting a “comeback” for the fuel.

President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to speed environmental reviews of infrastructure projects also repeals recently updated federal flood risk management standards, prompting widespread concern that Trump's aversion to addressing climate change will mean investing federal dollars in areas vulnerable to rising waters.

A federal court has blocked approval of a coal mine expansion after finding that Interior Department officials failed to adequately consider the greenhouse gas effects of the coal's transport and use in an environmental review of the project, underscoring that agencies likely will have to address fossil projects' climate effects despite the Trump administration's opposition to quantifying such measures.