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Web Date: August 8, 2017

Court strikes down U.S. restrictions on HFCs

EPA rule had limited potent greenhouse gases, boosted market for HFO substitutes
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: greenhouse gases, climate change, HFCs, hydrofluorocarbons, litigation, U.S.

A federal appeals court has struck down a U.S. regulation that requires manufacturers to replace hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants with chemicals that are less potent greenhouse gases.

The Aug. 8 decision hands a victory to HFC makers Mexichem Fluor and Arkema. It’s a loss for Honeywell International and Chemours, which manufacture hydrofluoroolefins, a new generation of refrigerants which have a very low potential to cause global . . .

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