View Full Version : Leading the Way in Improving Ozone Protection; Adjustments to the Montreal Protocol Would Speed Elimination of Ozone-depleting Substances

NOAA Reporter
03-16-2007, 01:16 PM
On March 14, 2007, the United States submitted a proposal to adjust the Montreal Protocol to accelerate the phase-out of ozone-damaging chemicals. The U.S. proposal includes four elements that can be considered individually or as a package: accelerating the phase-out date of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by 10 years; adding interim reduction steps; setting an earlier baseline; and phasing out the most damaging HCFCs to the ozone layer as the first priority.

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