EIA is petitioning EPA to use its authority under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM Act), a new climate law passed in December 2020. The AIM Act authorizes EPA to phase down HFCs through three mechanisms of an allowance system, technology transitions, and regulations to minimize release through refrigerant management.
Our petition calls for the most ambitious feasible technology transitions for the two largest HFC emitting sectors of refrigeration and air conditioning, taking California’s recent leadership to the national level. Strong and comprehensive restrictions on HFCs are vital to meet the Kigali Amendment HFC phase-down, and a key mechanism to accelerate it in the years ahead.
We are joined by co-petitioners Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), shecco America Inc, and Green America. Other petitions submitted also show broad support for implementing the AIM Act by industry and the environmental community alike.
Representatives of interested organizations can submit a letter of support.