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2023: A Big Year for Curbing Power Plants’ Climate Pollution

Expert BlogUnited StatesDavid Doniger
With the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA and Congress’s enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act, new standards to cut power plant carbon pollution are high on the priority list. So, what are we looking for?

U.S. Joins Crucial Kigali Agreement Phasing Down HFCs

Expert BlogInternational, United StatesDavid Doniger, Christina Theodoridi

The Senate gave the green light today for the U.S. to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, the most effective environmental treaty ever. Kigali is a global agreement to phase down potent climate pollutants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)…

EPA Launches Multi-Pollutant Power Plant Strategy

Expert BlogUnited StatesDavid Doniger
Power plants are the nation's biggest industrial polluters, threatening the health of millions. EPA has launched a multi-pollutant strategy to curb their air, water, and land pollution.

It Was a Cool Year to Curb HFCs

Expert BlogUnited States, InternationalAlex Hillbrand, David Doniger
Here's a roundup of 2021 in HFC policy land.

Biden Team Moves to Save the Boundary Waters

Expert BlogMinnesotaDavid Doniger

The Biden administration’s very welcome decision to block sulfide-ore copper mining on the edges of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is personal to me and my family. My in-laws have roots there going back more than a century, and…

EPA Moves Fast to Curb HFCs

Expert BlogUnited StatesChristina Theodoridi, Alex Hillbrand, David Doniger

The benefits of the new rule are huge, and it’s a significant step toward President Biden’s goal of cutting U.S. climate pollution by 50-52 percent by the end of this decade. But there’s plenty of work left to do.

AIM Act Allies Press EPA to Move Industries Beyond HFCs

Expert BlogUnited StatesDavid Doniger, Alex Hillbrand, Christina Theodoridi
NRDC and other environmental, state, and industry organizations called on the EPA to ban the super climate pollutants called hydrofluorocarbons from key applications where climate-friendlier alternatives are readily available.

HFC Phasedown Marks Top Climate Win of 116th Congress

Expert BlogUnited States, Washington, D.C.David Doniger, Alex Hillbrand
Year-end omnibus legislation includes a bill to phase down HFC super-pollutants—the biggest action this Congress has taken to meet the climate crisis.

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