Court strikes down EPA suspension of Obama-era greenhouse gas rule

Posted on AllSides April 7th, 2020
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A federal court on Tuesday struck down the Trump administration’s move to suspend an Obama-era rule that restricted the use of a powerful greenhouse gas, saying the Trump administration did not follow the proper procedure.

After the court ruled in 2017 that part of an Obama-rule regarding the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) was too far reaching, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suspended the entire rule without giving the public time to weigh in.

A federal court in Washington, D.C., determined in a 2-1 decision that this was unlawful and...

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