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United States

The United States has significant influence and responsibility in protecting natural ecosystems and reducing global emissions. As the largest economy, the US can drive demand for environmentally friendly products and policy.

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Dangerous Climate Pollutant Leaks Uncovered in NYC Supermarket Chain

New York City, NY – A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in partnership with the climate group 350NYC.org uncovers what appear to be significant emissions of super-pollutant greenhouse gases from the local NYC supermarket chain Gristedes. Invisible leaks of refrigerants from supermarket cooling systems are a major source of climate pollution. According […]

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A New Plan to Keep the Lid on 90 Billion Tons of Fluorocarbons

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), and the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) launched a joint report today laying out a path to capture planet-warming fluorocarbon gases from inside old air conditioners and refrigerators, an effort that in the U.S. could stave off as much climate pollution as […]

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LRM: The 90 Billion Ton Opportunity

The 90 Billion Ton Opportunity: Lifecycle Refrigerant Management lays out tangible interventions for federal and state policymakers, major corporations, and equipment owners and operators to minimize refrigerant leaks and maximize end-of-life recovery and reclamation. Embracing Lifecycle Refrigerant Management globally can prevent fluorocarbon emissions equal to 90 billion metric tons of CO2 this century—nearly three full years […]

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New Report: Curbing 90 Billion Tons of Super-Pollutant Emissions

Washington, DC — Minimizing refrigerant leaks and maximizing end-of-life recovery and reclamation can avoid fluorocarbon emissions equivalent to 90 billion metric tons of CO2 this century and help avoid climate catastrophe, according to a new report released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD), and Natural Resources Defense […]

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CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS NEW CLIMATE LAW SB 1206

SB 1206 to Eliminate Most Super–Pollutant HFCs by 2035, Backed by $45 million in State Budget Sacramento CA— EIA applauds California’s legislature, led by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkely), for finalizing ambitious new legislation (SB 1206) that goes further than any law before toward eliminating super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are greenhouse gases with potent climate impacts […]

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Fact Sheet: California’s New Climate Legislation Tackling HFCs (S.B.1206)

EIA’s Fact Sheet on groundbreaking new climate legislation passed in California to tackle super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). S.B. 1206 sets California on a path to transition out of most HFCs by 2035 to ultra-low or no global warming  potential  (GWP) alternatives and reclaimed refrigerants. EIA’s press release is also available here