The Chemours Company (Chemours) announced that Chemours and Honeywell filed a petition for rehearing of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision concerning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.
Chemours believes that the legal basis of the SNAP 20 rule was well-founded, and the Court's ruling exceeded its jurisdiction, effectively invalidating a decades-old EPA regulation and failing to take into account the EPA's original directive to ensure that safer alternatives are used to replace ozone-depleting substances. The Court unanimously agreed with the EPA's determination that these and other alternatives developed by U.S. companies have a lower overall risk to human health and the environment.
The SNAP program has a long history of encouraging the development of innovative solutions that provide critical societal value in refrigeration, air conditioning, insulation, and other segments. American companies have invested well over a billion dollars to develop, commercialize, and build U.S. manufacturing facilities to produce and use novel alternatives such as hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) technology—a technology that is being adopted worldwide.
The view that the preservation of this rule is in the best interest of the public, the environment, and U.S industry is shared by a growing number of states, academia, and businesses. The world will continue to focus on safer and more energy efficient solutions, and Chemours remains committed to continuing to support these market and societal needs.
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