NJ joins suit to stop EPA from easing rules on chemical linked to climate change

New Jersey Environment News, climate change, Seaside, Jersey Shore

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – New Jersey is joining other states in trying to block the Environmental Protection Agency from easing rules that limited the use of a potent industrial chemical contributing to climate change.

The lawsuit is the latest in a series of actions filed by the state against the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken environmental regulations aiming to address climate change.

Filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., the petition seeks to invalidate a recently issued guidance document that effectively suspends the agency’s own three-year-old ban on use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in manufacturing …

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