US court overturns EPA’s HFC-curbing regulations despite Trump defence

Published 22:08 on August 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:25 on August 8, 2017  /  Americas, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, US  /  No Comments

A US Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned an EPA rule limiting the use of HFCs despite the Trump administration defending the case, after two of three judges ruled the agency lacked authority to regulate the potent refrigerant gases via a law targeting ozone-depleting emissions.

A US Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned an EPA rule limiting the use of HFCs despite the Trump administration defending the case, ruling that the agency lacked authority to regulate the potent heat-trapping refrigerant gases via a law targeting ozone-depleting emissions.

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