North American Nations Propose HFC Reduction In Pact

Law360, New York (May 7, 2010, 5:41 PM EDT) -- Canada and Mexico have joined with the United States in proposing an amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer that would step-down the use of hydrofluorocarbons, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has labeled as a contributor to climate change.

The U.S. agency announced the action Thursday, explaining that reduced consumption of HFCs, which have been used in car air conditioners and kitchen refrigerators as a substitute for chlorofluorocarbons — under their own phaseout through the Montreal Protocol — would have...
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