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EPA Rebuts Grocers’ Claims In Lawsuit Over ‘Available’ HFC Substitutes

June 5, 2024
EPA is rejecting grocers’ legal claims that the agency failed to show there are “available” substitutes for climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in the industry’s refrigeration systems, arguing the industry advances an overly “restrictive” interpretation of applicable statutory requirements. While the litigation is only focused on EPA’s HFC restrictions for the grocery sector, the dispute could have broader implications for the agency’s authority to implement a suite of end-use limits for multiple sectors under the 2020 HFC control law, given the...

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