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California Bill Locks In Tough Federal HFC Rules, Encourages Further Cuts

February 08, 2018
A new bill in the California state Senate would lock in stringent Obama EPA rules requiring companies to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs) refrigerants, a measure that appears aimed at pushing the state air board to strengthen a pending proposal that seeks to achieve similar goals after a federal court blocked the EPA rules. Known as the "California Cooling Act," SB 1013, introduced Feb. 7 by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D), would authorize the air board to adopt regulations more...


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