Volume 93 Issue 28 | p. 4 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 13, 2015 | Web Date: July 9, 2015

EPA Clamps Down On Hydrofluorocarbons

Climate Change: Regulation will bar some uses of the potent greenhouse gases
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Climate change, hydrofluorocarbons, HFCs, EPA, regulation

The Environmental Protection Agency is ratcheting back the allowed uses of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), commercial chemicals that are potent greenhouse gases. A new EPA regulation will limit the use of HFCs and blends containing HFCs in aerosols and blowing agents that expand plastic into foam and in refrigerants for vehicle air conditioners, coolers in . . .

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