Volume 92 Issue 29 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 21, 2014 | Web Date: July 18, 2014

EPA Eyes Ban On Greenhouse Gas

A new proposal pushes to curb the use of HFCs in the U.S.
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: EPA, phase out, hydrofluorocarbons, HFCs, greenhouse gases

Citing the impact of hydrofluorocarbons on climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase out the use of various heat-trapping HFCs in many industrial and consumer products by 2021.

Under the proposed rule, several HFCs, including HFC-125 and HFC-134a, would be disallowed in food refrigeration systems, motor vehicle air-conditioning units, aerosol propellants, and foam-blowing end uses.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says . . .

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