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AG Becerra Urges Supports Phasing Out Use of Highly Potent Greenhouse Gas

Last week, California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra urged support of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Leadership (AIM) Act to facilitate the phasing out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a refrigerant that is a potent greenhouse gas. More specifically, Becerra joined the attorneys general of Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia in sending a support letter to Congress on the bipartisan legislation.

The AIM Act would provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the authority to regulate HFCs and facilitate their phaseout over the next fifteen years. The legislation has widespread support from the industry and the environmental communities. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute is among the key sponsors of the bill.

“The phaseout of HFCs is an essential step for reducing emissions and will improve public health and create much-needed jobs in our economy. With the current coronavirus pandemic straining our system like never before, we urge Congress to pass this commonsense measure that both industry and environmentalists can get behind,” said AG Becerra.

For a copy of the AG’s press release, please see