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In the 05/06/2019 edition:

Investors Pressure Oil Giants on Ocean Plastics Pollution

Climate-conscious shareholders who have long focused on fossil fuel damage are turning attention to another growing and related problem: plastics.

Several of the largest producers of the fossil fuel feedstocks used to make plastics are being pressured by investors to explain what the companies are doing to reduce plastic waste in the world's oceans and waterways.

Plastics represent a new direction for the activist shareholders, who for years have focused on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels in their effort hold corporations responsible for the environmental fallout of their industries.

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Judges Question EPA's Lifting of Ban on Climate Super Pollutant HFCs

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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