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Appeals Court Halts on EPA’s HFC Phasedown

The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ruling to ban the use of 404A/507 (HFC’s) has been struck down by the U.S. Court of appeals, stating that the EPA does not have the authority to unapproved/deSNAP the use of refrigerants based on their Global Warming Potential.

The following piece was written by ACHR news to help shed light on this issue: Continue reading

GCCA Expresses Support for Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) recently joined a number of organizations in food and agriculture industries in signing a letter addressed to the United States House of Representatives and Senate supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA) of 2017. The full letter can be found below.

For more information, please contact GCCA Vice President of Government & Legal Affairs Lowell Randel at lrandel@nullgcca.org. Continue reading

Conaway Praises EPA Repeal of WOTUS, Calls for Continued Work to Protect Farmers and Ranchers

The following press release comes from the United States House Committee on Agriculture. Additional information can be found here.

Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement today it is repealing the Obama administration’s waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule and called on other agencies to revise and re-evaluate their enforcement of this onerous provision. Following the EPA’s announcement, Chairman Conaway made the below remarks: Continue reading

GCCA-Supported Coalition Submits Letter to United States House and Senate Supporting FAAAA Amendment

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) recently joined a number of organizations in food and agriculture industries in signing a letter addressed to the United States House of Representatives and Senate supporting an amendment of the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (FAAAA). The full letter can be found below.

For more information, please contact GCCA Vice President of Government & Legal Affairs Lowell Randel at lrandel@nullgcca.org. Continue reading

EPA Delays RMP Rule to 2019

On June 9, 2017, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator signed a final rule to further delay the effective date of the Risk Management Program (RMP) rule amendments for 20 months until February 19, 2019.

The rulemaking was initiated as a part of President Obama’s Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security, which came in response to the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, in 2013. GCCA played an active role engaging with EPA on its proposed revisions to RMP and led an industry coalition expressing concerns with several of EPA’s proposals along the way. Continue reading

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