E&E Legal joined more than 20 other free market organizations in a letter to President Trump encouraging him to end the ‘Kigali Amendment.’ The letter, which was organized by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), began:
Twenty-two free-market, conservative, consumer, and sound science organizations sent a letter to President Trump on July 2 opposing the Kigali Amendment and urging him not to send it to the Senate for ratification. The U.N. Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Ozone-Depleting Substances was negotiated by the Obama administration in October 2016.
The Kigali Amendment would restrict many of the cheapest and most effective refrigerants now used in home and car air conditioners as well as most commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. It would do so on the grounds that these compounds make an unacceptable contribution to global warming.