U.S. Industries ask Trump Administration to Bring Kigali Amendment to Senate for Ratification

July 13, 2018

A group of more than 30 executives and CEOs has sent a letter to President Trump urging the President to submit the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to the United States Senate for ratification.

The letter was sent in late May from members of the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).  Among the signees are major equipment manufacturers, refrigerant reclaimers and refrigerant producers. The executives state that they have sent the letter on behalf of the 589,000 Americans currently employed in the air conditioning, refrigeration, thermal insulation, aerosols, medical, fire suppression, semiconductors and other industries that utilize fluorocarbons.

The letter expresses that ratifying the amendment is an important issue for American leadership, jobs and the economy and states that studies show that ratification of the amendment will add 33,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs and increase exports by $5 billion.

Here is a PDF of the letter.