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US court rejects appeal by DuPont, Honeywell in HCFC lawsuit

10:30 AM MST | January 23, 2013 | Kara Sissell

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has rejected an appeal by Honeywell International and DuPont, which sought to overturn a prior ruling regarding certain hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) allowances allocated by EPA to competitors Arkema and Solvay. The dispute relates to baseline allowances under a cap-and-trade program EPA has created as part of its efforts to reduce HCFC production and consumption. The program has five regulatory phases through 2030, and the lawsuit deals with the phase allocating credits for 2010–14. In 2008, EPA...

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