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AS THOUSANDS PETITION KROGER TO TAKE ACTION ON “SUPER POLLUTANT” REFRIGERANTS, 35% OF VOTING SHAREHOLDERS VOICE AGREEMENT

In Less Than 2 Weeks, 12,000+ Customers Sign Letter to Kroger CEO on Eliminating the Use of Hydrofluorocarbons that Fuel the Climate Crisis; Consumer Pressure Will Continue Until Kroger Successfully Addresses HFCs. WASHINGTON DC – JUNE 24, 2022 – Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the United States, is facing growing pressure from customers over […]

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Kroger’s Failure to Address “Super Pollutant” Gases Triggers Pressure from Consumers, Shareholder Resolution

HFCs Account for 63% of Kroger’s Direct Climate Emissions; Grocery Chain Commits to Alternatives in Only 7 New Locations, But No Plans for Nearly 2,800 Existing Stores.  WASHINGTON DC – JUNE 9, 2022 – Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the United States, is facing new pressure from a coalition of stakeholders after delaying and […]

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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 […]

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Leaking Havoc

Leaking Havoc: Exposing Your Supermarket’s Invisible Climate PollutionWashington D.C. — Today, the Environmental Investigation Agency released a report exposing Walmart and other major U.S. supermarkets leaking potent greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Leaking Havoc: Exposing Your Supermarket’s Invisible Climate Pollution is the result of a months-long investigation of dozens of supermarkets in the greater Washington, […]

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U.S. Congress Passes Bipartisan HFC Legislation

U.S. CONGRESS PASSES BIPARTISAN HFC LEGISLATION: Authorizes U.S. EPA to Implement the Kigali AmendmentWashington DC—Legislation passed by the U.S. Congress this week to provide COVID relief and fund the U.S. government includes a bipartisan climate agreement to phase-down production and consumption of super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFC). The bill authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement […]