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Senate in a bid to ratify Climate Treaty, which could make home appliances even more expensive

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  • The Senate is moving towards ratifying an International Agreement that requires countries to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons. This will help reduce the impact of climate change.
  • “The environmental arguments are greatly overblown,” a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • “Instead of outsourcing America’s environmental policy to the United Nations, let’s focus on implementing what Congress already passed,” Republican Sen. Barrasso of Wyoming told the DCNF.

The Senate is moving to ratify an international treaty instructing developed nations to swiftly phase out hydrofluorocarbons, (HFCs), to curb their emissions. If approved the amendment will impose additional standards that will increase refrigeration and air conditioning costs.

According to The Washington Post, Tuesday’s Senate vote ended debates on the Kigali Amendment of the 1987 Montreal Protocol. This means that Thursday’s final vote will likely be held. The climate-focused amendment will be passed if it is approved. It will restrict the production and usage of…



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