Environment & Energy Report

White House Seeks Economic Data Before Supporting Coolant Deal (1)

Feb. 5, 2018, 7:49 PMUpdated: Feb. 5, 2018, 10:51 PM

A top White House energy adviser wants to be convinced that a global deal to limit potent greenhouse gas refrigerants will boost the U.S. economy, and he’s asking the refrigeration and chemical industries for the numbers to prove it.

“We understand that there’s broad industry support, but we really want to understand in a more concrete way a few things: how this benefits U.S. companies; how it preserves and creates U.S. jobs; and how it can help the trade balance and foster exports to other countries,” David Banks, special assistant to President Donald Trump on international energy and...

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