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Daikin, Carrier Join Fight to Save Obama-Era Coolant Limits

July 27, 2018, 7:24 PM

Daikin Corp., Carrier Corp., and several other major appliance makers are for the first time throwing their legal weight behind saving Obama-era limits on potent greenhouse gas refrigerants, providing critical support for efforts to persuade the Supreme Court to take up the case.

The companies are urging the high court to reconsider a federal appeals court deicision scrapping much of the Obama-era restrictions on hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, chemicals used as refrigerants that are greenhouse gases hundreds of times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Chemical giants Honeywell Inc. and Chemours Corp., along with the Natural Resources Defense Council, last ...