Dear Chairman Barrasso, Ranking Member Carper, and Senator Kennedy:
We commend you and your colleagues for forging a bipartisan consensus and a path forward for the Amendment to S. 2657, the American Energy Innovation Act, which would phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
The approach outlined in your agreement would dramatically reduce a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, while creating new manufacturing jobs for American workers and growing the U.S. share of the global market for heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment by 25%.
Your efforts to thoughtfully engage with all stakeholders and craft tailored improvements to the amendment make it possible for the full Senate to approve this proposal and the underlying climate and energy innovation bill and see it taken up by the House before the end of this Congress.
Thank you for your leadership.
Rachel Jones Chuck Chaitovitz
Vice President Vice President
Energy and Resources Policy Environmental Affairs and
National Association of Manufacturers Sustainability
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Vice President, Federal Affairs
American Chemistry Council
cc: Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works