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California Senate Bill Adopts Strict Obama EPA HFC Rules

February 12, 2018
A new California Senate bill would lock in stringent Obama EPA rules requiring companies to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in refrigerants and air conditioners, a measure that appears aimed at pushing the state air board to strengthen a pending proposal that seeks to achieve similar goals after a federal court blocked the EPA rules. Known as the "California Cooling Act," SB 1013, introduced Feb. 7 by state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D), would authorize the air board to adopt...


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