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Regulation: EPA eases limits on 'climate-friendly' refrigerants

August 08, 2018
EPA is easing current restrictions on certain “climate-friendly” refrigerants for household refrigerators and freezers, even as the agency's broader policy in this area remains murky due to a prior adverse court ruling and inaction by the Trump administration on an international deal to limit chemicals that are potent greenhouse gases. The agency published a final rule in the Aug. 8 Federal Register to ease use conditions for three refrigerants under its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. The chemicals,...


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