EPA Wants To Cut HFC Gases Used in Refrigerators, ACs

The proposed rule would decrease U.S. production and use of hydrofluorocarbons by 85% over the next 15 years.

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JOHANNAH GRENAWAY: The EPA is proposing to phase out the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons. Those gases are commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners and are considered a major driver of global warming. The proposed rule follows through on a law Congress passed in December.

It would decrease the US production and use of the gases by 85% over the next 15 years. The phase out reportedly has support both from environmental groups and within the manufacturing industry. For Newsy, I'm Johannah Greenaway.