Cooling and Heating Groups Sue EPA for ‘Overreach’ in HFC Rule

Dec. 3, 2021, 6:10 PM

An association representing heating and cooling wholesalers sued the Environmental Protection Agency over its recently unveiled hydroflurocarbon rules, claiming the agency overstepped its authority granted by Congress.

The agency’s rulemaking to phase out climate superpollutants called HFCs exceeded its authority and “will increase costs on the HVACR wholesale distribution and contracting industries and could potentially cause major disruptions that will affect consumers,” Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) said in a news release on the lawsuit.

The group, along with a broad swath of the heating and cooling industry, supported passage of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act ...

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