by Phil Mckenna, InsideClimate News
New York and Maryland both announced plans this week for statewide phase-outs of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, potent greenhouse gases used in air conditioners and refrigeration systems.
Their moves, following a similar step earlier this year by California, will help fill a breach in climate policy created by the federal government. They closely follow a 2015 Obama-era regulation that was partially struck downby a federal court and that the Trump administration announced last April it would no longer enforce at all.
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