APGA asks court to reconsider and refuse HARDI’s motion. HARDI responds with motion to explain merits on which it should be heard.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -The American Public Gas Association (APGA) took another step in the Regional Efficiency Standards lawsuit when it filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. APGA’s motion asked that the court reconsider its May 1 order, which stayed enforcement of the Furnace rule, but also asked the parties to re-brief all of the main issues. The new motion asks that instead of the stay, the court instead grant the joint DOE/APGA motion to vacate the regional furnace standards, and deny the HARDI request to substitute as a petitioner.

In response, HARDI submitted its own court filing this week to provide the court with information as to why the current APGA request should not be granted. HARDI stated that it believes the court should deny APGA’s motion and recognize that HARDI has standing to challenge the Direct Final Rule in its entirety.

“HARDI continues to believe the facts of this case are on its side and will take every opportunity possible to communicate those facts,” said Jon Melchi, HARDI director of government affairs. “HARDI, with the support of the membership, will continue to fight this case of government overreach which we believe harms the HVAC industry.”