Friday, January 29, 2010

Look for Another Attempt to Expand Protocol

At a stakeholder meeting jointly hosted today by EPA and the State Department, State officials indicated their intent to reintroduce a proposed amendment to the Montreal Protocol that would expand the international accord to include a global pahsedown of HFCs.

A 2009 US/Mexican/Candian joint amendment proposal attempt was blocked primarily by China and India.

The second attempt is expected to look almost identical to the first and would be submitted this spring. In general, the proposal is regarded by industry as more reasonable than what has been proposed so far in domestic legislation to phasedown HFCs.

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