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Feb. 19, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Not content with last year’s appeals court ruling reigning in the EPA’s power, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Tom Carper (D-DE), Chris Coons (D-DE), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act, bipartisan legislation that would support the worldwide transition towards next generation coolants pioneered by innovative companies in Louisiana and other states.

There are two plants in Louisiana—Honeywell in Geismar and Mexichem Fluor Inc. in St. Gabriel—impacted by the evolving technology. Legislators interested in furthering the EPA’s power say this legislation will preserve jobs at these Louisiana plants and others across the country.

At issue are hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are used as coolants in

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