Republican senators and the Chamber of Commerce have urged Trump to back the Kigali Amendment on HFCs, saying it’s in the U.S.’s economic interest.
An international agreement to reduce the use of potent greenhouse gases in air conditioning and refrigeration went into effect this year, with more than 60 countries ratifying it. U.S. manufacturers say the agreement could create tens of thousands of jobs and generate billions of dollars in U.S. exports—and that failing to join will hurt U.S. industry.
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Original Title: What's Keeping Trump from Ratifying a Climate Treaty Even Republicans Support?
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