White House, EPA Tout Ambitious Plans To Reduce HFCs

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (September 23, 2021, 7:02 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized a rule designed to help reduce the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons in the U.S. by 85% over the next 15 years.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan on Thursday announced the final rule, proposed in May, that establishes a baseline from which to calibrate regulatory reductions of what the agency says are "super" climate change-causing chemicals. He said it's one way of fulfilling President Joe Biden's inaugural day executive order directing federal agencies to take prompt and significant climate change-related action.

"This administration knows what's good for the environment is also good for the...

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