DC Appeals Court Restores a Portion of Obama Administration Climate Rule

DC Appeals Court Restores a Portion of Obama Administration Climate Rule

In 2017, in a case about a regulation banning the use of hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs issued by the Obama Administration, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. struck down one part of the rule saying it went beyond their what was permissible under the Clean Air Act. 

Why This Matters:  HFCs are a very potent greenhouse gas – as we have written recently, they have a global warming potential of 1000 to 3000 times that of carbon dioxide, and their use has increased exponentially since they were introduced in 1990.

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