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Congress: EPW converts hearing on HFC bill to ‘information’ process

March 24, 2020
The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee (EPW) has converted its previously scheduled March 25 hearing on legislation to curb hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) into an “information gathering process” with a series of April deadlines to solicit feedback on the bipartisan measure. The move is another indication of the extent that the coronavirus pandemic is scrambling day-to-day work by lawmakers and regulators, as well as creating broader health and economic threats. “[T]he Committee will electronically accept written testimony from any interested party...

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