New York moves to phase out climate super-pollutants used for cooling

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.

read more: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10092018/new-york-ban-hfcs-potent-greenhouse-gas-climate-pollutant-cooling-refrigeration

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