WASHINGTON (May 3, 2021) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to reduce the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85% over the next 15 years.
“We welcome EPA’s plan to phase down the production and use of HFCs. The proposal will sharply reduce a sizable source of greenhouse gas emissions while creating new manufacturing jobs and growing our nation’s share of the global market for air-conditioning, and refrigeration products. U.S. companies have developed effective alternatives to HFCs for essential air conditioning and refrigeration technology.
“ACC endorsed the bipartisan American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act enacted as part of the FY 2021 spending bill. Restricting the production and use of HFCs is a smart way to advance climate progress and an important part of a broad national climate strategy.
“As a next step, we urge the Biden Administration to submit the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to the U.S. Senate for ratification.”