Chemours Responds to EPA 2015 Ruling to Regulate HFCs
Chemours supports EPA's authority under the Clean Air Act to change the status of high-GWP alternatives to unacceptable
WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, expresses its disappointment with the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program Rule 20. Chemours believes EPA properly used its existing authority under the Clean Air Act and followed the required process to compare the impact of alternatives on human health and the environment before changing the status of high global warming potential (GWP) alternatives to unacceptable.
In the US, CO2 Greenhouse Gas carbon credits remain in place which offer incentives to US automakers to transition to a low-GWP refrigerant. Currently, over 50% of the market has transitioned to HFO-1234yf, and we expect this transition to continue so that automakers can take advantage of the credits. Chemours supports the continued reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the global frame-work of climate change regulations and incentives already in place. This includes the European Union MAC Directive and F-Gas Regulations, and US CO2 Greenhouse Gas carbon credits for US automakers which will continue to drive the need for low-GWP products. The company is currently reviewing the court's ruling and assessing its options which could include an appeal of this ruling.
About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) helps create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through the power of chemistry. Chemours is a global leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. Chemours ingredients are found in plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and general industrial manufacturing. Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Teflon™, Ti-Pure™, Krytox™, Viton™, Opteon™, Freon™, and Nafion™. Chemours has approximately 7,000 employees and 26 manufacturing sites serving approximately 4,000 customers in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC. For more information please visit chemours.com or follow Chemours on Twitter at @chemours.
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