EPA Wants To Phase Out Use, Production Of Certain Greenhouse Gases

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EPA Wants To Phase Out Use, Production Of Certain Greenhouse Gases
The proposed rule would decrease U.S. production and use of hydrofluorocarbons by 85% over the next 15 years.
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The EPA is proposing to phase out the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons. 

Those gases are commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners and are considered a major driver of global warming. 

The proposed rule follows through on a law Congress passed back in December. 

It would decrease U.S. production and use of the gases by 85% over the next 15 years. 

The phaseout reportedly has support both from environmental groups and within the manufacturing industry.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.