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U.S. Government Calls for HFC Phasedown

1:25 PM MDT | September 29, 2009 | Vincent Valk

The U.S., Canada and Mexico have issued a joint proposal to amend the Montreal Protocol to require the phasing down of the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC). If approved by signatories to the protocol, an HFC phasedown would “make great strides to achieve President Obama’s call to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050,” the U.S. State Department says. The recent proposal builds on an amendment to the Montreal Protocol originally proposed in the spring by Mauritius and Micronesia. The Montreal Protocol was originally drafted to limit ozone-depleting...

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