"Climate: Supreme Court Won't Revive Obama's HFC Phaseout"

"The Supreme Court will not revive an Obama-era climate regulation struck down last year.

Environmentalists and business interests had hoped the justices would accept a case involving a 2015 EPA rule aimed at phasing out the use of powerful greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons.

The justices denied their petition today, declining to review a lower-court decision that struck down the program.

EPA's plan to phase out HFCs — which are thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide — was an important part of the Obama administration's climate agenda. EPA relied on a portion of the Clean Air Act focused on eliminating ozone-depleting substances and applied it to HFCs used for refrigeration, air conditioning and other uses."

Ellen M. Gilmer reports for Greenwire October 9, 2018.


"U.S. Top Court Rebuffs Appeal Of Kavanaugh Ruling Nixing Climate Rule" (Reuters)

"Kavanaugh and Supreme Court to Planet: Drop Dead" (Daily Beast)

Source: Greenwire, 10/10/2018