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Judi Lynn

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Tue Aug 28, 2018, 05:53 PM Aug 2018

Overnight Energy: EPA tells Supreme Court to not take up an appeal on earth warming chemicals

Source: The Hill

Overnight Energy: EPA tells Supreme Court to not take up an appeal on earth warming chemicals| EPA head says new coal plan will ‘level the playing field| Pentagon warns against EPA’s transparency in science rule
BY MIRANDA GREEN AND TIMOTHY CAMA - 08/28/18 05:27 PM EDT

EPA TELLS SCOTUS NOT TO TAKE UP CASE OVER OBAMA RULE: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doesn’t want the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a court ruling that overturned the agency’s limits on certain Earth-warming chemicals used in air conditioners.

Trump administration attorneys told the high court in a Tuesday brief that the EPA is no longer pursuing the type of regulation that the lower appeals court overturned, so the appeal by companies wishing to reinstate the rule is unnecessary.

The case concerns a 2015 rule under which the Obama administration sought to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The chemicals have been used in recent years to replace ozone-depleting chemicals, but HFCs are potent greenhouse gases, so the EPA sought to stop their use as well.

The Trump administration defended the HFC restrictions before the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, but lost. Now EPA officials are exploring other ways to regulate HFCs.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/overnights/404068-overnight-energy-epa-tells-supreme-court-to-not-take-up

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Overnight Energy: EPA tells Supreme Court to not take up an appeal on earth warming chemicals (Original Post) Judi Lynn Aug 2018 OP
Do the cons on the bench have even the slightest integrity to tell Trump/EPA to go pound sand? DRoseDARs Aug 2018 #1
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