GOP Lawmakers Urge EPA To Boost HFC Imports For AC Repair Needs

August 20, 2021
Two House Republicans are pressing EPA to ensure “robust” imports of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) as it implements a statutory mandate to phase down production of the chemicals broadly used as coolants, arguing the agency’s current plan unfairly harms air conditioning repair by limiting access to refrigerants. EPA is phasing down HFCs under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act as industry replaces them with less-harmful chemicals. But Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) in a recent letter to...

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