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environmental impact

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Petition to Andrew Wheeler

Save the Clean Air Act and the air that you breathe!

As Americans, we don’t expect to be poisoned by the air we breathe. However, a proposed regulatory change could do exactly that, and allow for the lawful release of potentially toxic chemicals into the air.  This ruling should have all Americans concerned! The EPA has submitted a proposed regulatory change, titled “Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revisions to the Refrigerant Management Program’s Extension to Substitutes”.  This regulatory change, if allowed to pass, could negatively affect the laws for working with refrigerants, which are chemicals predominately used by Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration “HVACR”, and home appliance (refrigerator, freezer, etc.) technicians. Technicians are required to be certified to purchase and work with refrigerants used in home appliance, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. These refrigerants, which are chemical substances, can be poisonous to humans, and harmful to the environment. Thankfully, technicians are required to capture the refrigerants to ensure they are not released into the air. However, if this new regulation passes, this can all change. After decades of improving the quality of the air we breathe, these newly proposed regulations will turn back the clock. For countless Americans, this could mean the difference between life and death. The solution is simple, tell the EPA you do not want them to pass “Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revisions to the Refrigerant Management Program’s Extension to Substitutes”.  However, the deadline for submitting comments is November 15, 2018.  Submit your comments at: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0629-0001 There is also a bi-partisan bill in the Senate, S. 2448, the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2018. Contact your state Senator and ask them to support it. While there are a great many things that divide Americans, clean, toxin-free air, should not be one of them. Tell the EPA to keep refrigerant in the hands of trained professions, inside of your air conditioner, and out of your air!  

Jason Obrzut
615 supporters