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EIA Applauds Bipartisan Effort to Tackle Super Pollutants, HFCs

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) introduced a bipartisan bill which would direct federal agencies to work together on a plan to reduce emissions of super greenhouse gases. In response, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released the following statement applauding this effort: “The United States could lead the […]

<p>Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”</p>
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California Approves Strategy to Reduce Super Pollutants

New HFC Rulemakings to Consider Crucial Bans and Incentives RIVERSIDE, CA – Late yesterday, following much anticipation during a multi-year stakeholder consultation process, California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) approved a strategic blueprint to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). This includes, among others, some of the most potent greenhouse gases in the world, hydrofluorocarbons […]

<p>Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”</p>
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Historic Agreement Reached on Global Deal to Cut HFCs, Super Pollutant Greenhouse Gases

Kigali, Rwanda – Parties to the Montreal Protocol are expected to adopt an historic global agreement mandating controls on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) consumption and production after eight years of protracted negotiations. The agreement, expected to be approved within hours, will avoid more than 70 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent HFC emissions. The Kigali amendment will cap and […]

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India Acts on HFC-23 Super Pollutant as Montreal Protocol Negotiations Enter Critical Phase

India Acts on HFC-23 Super Pollutant as Montreal Protocol Negotiations Enter Critical Phase KIGALI—India has announced its chemical industry, with immediate effect, must collect and destroy emissions of its most potent greenhouse gas, HFC-23. The announcement comes at a critical time as the world’s governments seek to finalize a global agreement under the Montreal Protocol […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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EPA Finalizes Rules on HFCs Ahead of Pivotal Montreal Protocol Meetings, EIA Comments

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized two rulemakings curbing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration, air conditioning and foams, among other uses. “EIA welcomes this next step in a series of domestic actions to prepare the U.S. market for, and build a solid foundation toward, implementing […]

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New Report on Fast Food Industry in India Calls on Multinationals to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) studies few of the fastest growing multinational fast food chains in India, which are some of the country’s largest contributors to hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) emissions. The report, Transitioning HFCs in India, The Opportunity for Climate Friendly Cooling in the Fast Food Industry, looks […]