"Lawmakers Weigh Walking Back Amendment Stalling Energy Bill Votes"

"Lawmakers are working on a compromise to an amendment that risks stalling an otherwise popular energy package.

The American Energy Innovation Act would spur research and development into a number of types of energy, the first major package on the topic in over a decade.

But an amendment to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigerators and air conditioners is holding up a broader vote.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) is fighting for language that would block states from setting their own stricter standards on the substance. "

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill March 5, 2020.


"White House Raises Objections To Bipartisan Proposal To Reduce Use Of Heat-Trapping Chemicals" (The Hill)

"Fast-Moving Senate Energy Bill Draws Dozens Of Amendments" (RollCall)

"Vote Set On Building Codes As Talks Continue On Taxes, HFCs" (E&E Daily)

"New EPA Rule Change Saves Industry Money but Exacts a Climate Cost" (InsideClimate News)

"EPA Rolls Back HFC Leak Prevention Rule, Raising Cost and Climate Harm" (NRDC Release)

"More States Announce HFC Action, Raising Tally to Fifteen" (NRDC Release)

Source: The Hill, 03/06/2020