Environment & Energy Report

High Court Won’t Hear Last-Ditch Effort to Save Obama Coolant Limits

Oct. 9, 2018, 1:47 PM

The Supreme Court won’t review Obama-era limits on climate-warming coolants, despite a strong push by major chemical and appliance makers.

The high court announced Oct. 9 it won’t hear litigation over an Environmental Protection Agency regulation banning certain hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, chemicals used as refrigerants that are greenhouse gases hundreds of times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Major chemical makers Honeywell International Inc. and Chemours Co.—alongside the Natural Resources Defense Council—had urged the Supreme Court to reinstate the rule, which was struck down in large portions last year by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

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