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Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs): EPA and State Actions [May 7, 2020]   [open pdf - 510KB]

From the Document: "Many fluorinated and chlorinated substances, including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), are potent greenhouse gases (GHGs). Multiple scientific assessments conclude that anthropogenic GHGs (e.g., carbon dioxide [CO2], HFCs, and CFCs) have been a major driver of observed climate change since 1950. Recent legislative proposals--S. 2754, the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2019, and H.R. 5544, the American Innovation and Manufacturing Leadership Act of 2020--would establish a schedule to reduce domestic HFC production and consumption. S. 2754 and H.R. 5544 would require implementation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and an 85% reduction by 2036 compared to a 2011-2013 baseline."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11541
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2020-05-07
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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