“The reversal of an Obama-era regulation relaxes leak detection rules for climate super-pollutants.”
“For the latest Trump Administration rollback of Environmental Protection Agency rules, the math goes something like this: The change will save businesses and industries $24 million a year. Earth's atmosphere, on the other hand, will receive emissions of pollutants equivalent to at least 625,000 new cars being added to the road.
This week, EPA Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler signed a new rule that relaxes the requirements that owners and operators of refrigeration equipment have leak detection and maintenance programs for hydrofluorocarbons, a set of refrigerants often referred to as ‘climate super-pollutants.'
The rule change—the latest reversal of an Obama-era regulation—was part of the administration's agenda to ease burdens on industry.”