Fifteen AGs Supported EPA’s Proposed Rule to Reduce HFC Emissions

New York Attorney General Letitia James and Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell led a coalition of 15 attorneys general and the City of New York in submitting comments supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to reduce hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act. The rule would require certain measures to detect and repair HFC leaks, track residual HFCs, and re-use HFCs for certain applications. In their comments, the AGs explained the importance of phasing down HFC emissions due to their potent global warming potential, and stated that EPA’s rule “meaningfully addresses climate harms associated with” HFCs.