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States, Industry Group At Odds Over Trump EPA's HFC 'Management' Plan

November 29, 2018
Democratic-led states are at odds with a manufacturing industry coalition over a Trump EPA plan to rescind Obama-era rules extending refrigerant management and leak guidelines to appliances that use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that are a potent short-term greenhouse gas. In recent comments on the Trump administration proposal, critics say it takes an unlawfully restrictive view of section 608 of the Clean Air Act, which bans knowingly venting ozone-depleting substances (ODS) or their “substitutes,” a category that includes HFCs. However, industry groups...

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