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ACC Welcomes EPA Proposal to Cut HFCS

Jennifer Scott

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.”

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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