In her first day on the court, Trump-appointed Judge Neomi Rao seemed to offer a thin defense of EPA’s decision, in contrast to her new colleagues.
Two federal judges took President Donald Trump’s administration to task on Friday over its decision to return to the market a group of banned refrigeration chemicals that are potent greenhouse gases.
The oral arguments over the Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s policy on hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, indicate that even as the Trump administration remakes the federal courts, it will continue to face judicial resistance to its broad view of its legal authority.
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Original Title: Judges Question EPA's Lifting of Ban on Climate Super Pollutant HFCs
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