Top Conservative Groups Urge Trump to Reject Climate Change Agreement

The Hill cited CEI’s Myron Ebell on the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

In a letter sent Monday to President Trump, the groups, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and Heritage Action asked Trump to pull the U.S. out of an Obama-era agreement known as the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which aims to reduce emissions of global warming-causing hydrofluorocarbons used as a refrigerant.

The groups argued that the agreement would increase the cost to U.S. consumers, saying it “would impose restrictions on production of the affordable refrigerants currently used in most types of air conditioning and refrigeration units and necessitate their likely replacement with more expensive alternatives.”

The letter added: “The result would be higher costs for households, motorists, and businesses that rely on air conditioning and refrigeration.”


Myron Ebell, director of CEI’s center for energy and environment, is a signatory to the letter. He previously ran Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency transition team and has long been supportive of the administration’s environmental deregulations.

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