Senate Panel Calls for Written Testimony on Climate Pollutant

March 20, 2020, 5:22 PM

Senate lawmakers have put out a call for electronically-submitted written testimony on a bill (S. 2754) that would phase down the production and use of a powerful climate-warming refrigerant.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), is aimed at curbing the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which have a global warming effect potentially thousands of times greater than carbon dioxide.

  • A broad-ranging energy package was pulled from the Senate floor earlier this month due to White House and some Republicans opposition to an amendment based on the same Senate bill. Republicans have argued the bill would force the U.S. to ...

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