Backers Cheer Biden Push To Ratify HFC Treaty Amid Barrasso’s Doubts

February 1, 2021
Industry and environmental supporters of a global treaty phasing down production and use of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), which are used in refrigeration and other sectors, are cheering the Biden administration’s push for the Senate to ratify the deal. But one key GOP senator is questioning the need for ratification, raising the bar for industry supporters who are seeking Senate approval in order to sidestep treaty provisions that limit ongoing trade in HFCs and related equipment from countries that are not...

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