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California Lawmakers Advance HFC Bill Over Refrigeration Firms' Objections

April 12, 2018
California lawmakers are advancing a bill to codify recently overturned EPA rules for refrigeration and air conditioning companies to phase out the use of high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs), though residential refrigeration manufacturers say they cannot comply until EPA raises a separate safety-related limit on replacement chemicals. The bill, SB 1013 by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D), cleared the Senate Environmental Quality Committee April 4 on a party-line 5-2 vote, and now heads to the Senate Rules Committee for...


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