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The United States has significant influence and responsibility in protecting natural ecosystems and reducing global emissions. As the largest economy, the US can drive demand for environmentally friendly products and policy.

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U.S. SENATE VOTES TO RATIFY KIGALI AMENDMENT

U.S. Joins 137 other Nations in the Global Agreement to Phase-down HFCs Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate voted to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a global agreement to phase down powerful climate-polluting hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. HFCs are synthetic chemicals used primarily in cooling, thousands of times more potent than CO2. […]

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EIA Comments on NOAA Draft Climate Science Regional Action Plan

EIA submits public comments on NOAA’s draft Gulf of Alaska Climate Science Regional Action Plan for 2022-24. These comments specifically address NOAA’s role to investigate current health status, reduce anthropogenic threats, and increase protection measures for critically endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales in order to promote future recovery for this highly depleted population. Download the […]

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2022 Climate-friendly Supermarket Scorecard

In 2020, EIA released its first report scoring the biggest U.S. supermarket chains on their actions to reduce emissions of climate super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Despite some improvement since then, our new 2022 report reveals that US supermarket retailers have made insufficient progress in phasing out HFCs and improving refrigerant management practices. Of the sixteen companies […]

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EIA SCORECARD: U.S. Supermarkets Still Clinging to Climate Super Pollutants

WASHINGTON DC – Today, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released its second Climate-Friendly Supermarket Scorecard assessing the largest U.S. supermarket chains on actions to reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – potent greenhouse gases used in cooling with climate impacts thousands of times higher than CO2. Overall, despite the widespread availability of climate-friendly technology, of the sixteen companies evaluated, […]

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Modernized Safety Standard: A Crucial Milestone for Clean Cooling

Continued use of refrigerants containing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), super greenhouse gases thousands of times more potent than CO2, is fueling the climate crisis. With the global stock of household air conditioners expected to triple by 2050, it is critical for this sector to be HFC-free and energy efficient. A crucial milestone was reached this week for […]

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U.S. Signals It Means Business in Preventing HFC Black Market

Initial Enforcement Actions Announced by Interagency Task Force on Illegal HFC Trade Washington DC—Today the U.S. EPA announced a series of initial enforcement actions taken in the first several months of implementing the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act. An Interagency Task Force on Illegal HFC Trade was established in […]