NRDC, Teamsters Urge EPA To Ban Imports Of Pre-Charged HFC Products

July 12, 2021
A major environmental group and a local union are pressing EPA to broaden its proposal to significantly ramp down production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) by banning imports of products that are pre-charged with the chemical often used in refrigeration but which acts as a potent greenhouse gas. The request comes as the agency took a somewhat nuanced approach to imports in its May proposal to cut domestic production of HFCs by 85 percent from a 2022 baseline by 2036. Though it...

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