Fourteen AGs Filed Comments in Support of EPA Trade Program to Phase Down HFC Production

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey led a coalition of 14 attorneys general in filing comments in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to establish a cap-and-trade program to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) as required by the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM Act). The comments asserted that the EPA’s proposed program aligns with the AIM Act and ensures there is a reduction of HFC production and consumption throughout the country. The coalition also supported the EPA’s attention to the disproportionate harms that air pollution and climate change pose to environmental justice and Native American tribal communities and urged the agency to identify and minimize any potential harm to these communities when finalizing the program.