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US blocks illegal imports of climate damaging refrigerants with new rules

Just weeks after the Environmental Protection Agency began enforcing strict new limits on the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, the agency said it has…


EPA proposes phasing down hydrocarbons, a set of climate super-pollutants, by 2036

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed on Monday a rule that would sharply cut the use and production of hydrofluorocarbons, powerful greenhouse gases used widely in refrigeration and air conditioning.


Trump’s EPA is targeting rules for yet another greenhouse gas

By Dino Grandoni with Paulina Firozi

The Trump administration is trying to replace regulations for an obscure set of greenhouse gases in an effort apparently aimed at slowing down the Obama administration’s efforts to deter global warming. On Wednesday, the EPA announced it wanted to get rid of rules meant to prevent the leaking and venting of a set of organic compounds called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from large refrigerating and air-conditioning units.