Senate Faces Climate Test After Biden Offers Kigali Treaty For Approval

November 17, 2021
The Senate is facing a key test of its support for climate policies after the White House Nov. 16 submitted for approval the so-called Kigali Amendment, which would allow President Joe Biden to ratify the treaty and formalize U.S. participation in the international phasedown of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Then-President Donald Trump last year enacted bipartisan legislation, backed by both industry and environmental groups, to give EPA power to regulate HFCs -- chemicals used for refrigeration and other purposes -- under...

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