Court Ruling on HFCs Deals Another Blow to Paris Climate Goals

Inside Climate News: The federal appeals court's ruling this week striking down an Obama-era rule on air conditioning and refrigeration gases deals another significant blow to hopes of the U.S. reaching its target under the Paris climate accord.

The 2015 rule would have restricted the manufacturing of products containing hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. It was an important building block of the U.S. climate commitment, because HFCs are hundreds to thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere, though they have a shorter life span.

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