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Litigation: NRDC, states urge court to scrap EPA HFC guidance

March 18, 2019
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and several Democratic-led states are urging a federal appeals court to scrap an EPA guidance document, alleging it went too far by revoking a prior rule limiting uses of some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in refrigeration, air conditioning and other products in final reply briefs in the litigation. HFCs are a potent greenhouse gas that were recently added to the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty to protect the stratospheric ozone layer. They were made to replace...

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