By Zack Budryk, The Hill

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Today we’re looking at the EPA’s latest move on greenhouse gases, the chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s request on tailpipe emissions, and a lawsuit over a federal permit for pipeline construction.

GREENHOUSEKEEPING: EPA proposes major rule to reduce certain greenhouse gases

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking a major step Monday to battle climate change with the formal proposal of a rule phasing down the use of planet-warming gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are used as refrigerants, the agency announced Monday. 

The reduction will decrease HFC production and use in the U.S. by 85 percent over the next 15 years. The rule is being issued under a law passed last year by Congress.

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