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Landmark EPA Climate Rulemaking Takes Aim at U.S. Phasedown of Super-Pollutant HFCs

*Washington, DC — *The Environmental Protection Agency has published a landmark new climate regulation to establish an allocation system to cap and begin phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the super pollutant greenhouse gases used mainly in cooling. The White House also announced a series of actions coordinating across six federal agencies to accompany the rule, including creating an interagency […]

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EPA Must Stop a New Black Market in Super Greenhouse Gases

By Cynthia Giles and Alexander von Bismarck Against the backdrop of the booming and prosperous drug trade of the 1990s, a lesser known but also lethal black market was emerging from an unfamiliar source – gases that caused the hole in the ozone layer. At the same time ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were being phased out […]

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2020 Impact Report

For EIA, as for the rest of the world, 2020 was a year that brought unprecedented challenges and grave uncertainties. The coronavirus pandemic and its ripple effects on the environment and humanity is a reminder of our interconnectedness with each other and with nature. Throughout this difficult time, we at EIA remained undeterred and unwavering […]

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EIA briefing to OEWG43: Unexpected CFC-11 emissions

Briefing to the 43rd Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (OEWG 43) It has been three years since scientists first reported unexpected large-scale CFC-11 emissions and EIA investigations exposed massive illegal use of CFC-11 in the polyurethane foams sector in China. Critical gaps in data and understanding of […]

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First-Ever Walmart Shareholder Resolution on Climate-Damaging Refrigerants Passes Key Threshold for Support

Washington, D.C. – Today, Walmart investors voted on the first-ever shareholder resolution on refrigerants and their related climate impacts. The initial count indicates 5.5 percent of investors voted in favor of the proposal filed by Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner, urging Walmart to disclose how it will limit its impact on climate change by increasing […]

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U.S. EPA Proposes Landmark Climate Rule to Initiate HFC Phase-down

Washington DC – Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rulemaking to establish an allocation system for the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The proposed rule is the first step to implement the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM Act), the new climate law that sets the U.S. on course for compliance with the […]