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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999

FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1989

NEWS...
EC, U.S. PUSH FOR TOTAL CFC BAN


Item #d89apr2

On March 2, 1989, the European Community Council of Ministers agreed to a nearly complete phaseout by year 2000 of the production and consumption of substances subject to the Montreal Protocol, which presently requires only a 50 percent reduction. The following day President George Bush publicly authorized William Reilly, the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, to work for the same goal, providing safe substitutes are available, in London (see next item). The European Community agreement allows the use of small amounts of CFCs for medial applications and cleaning of microchip circuits, until substitutes are found. Canada is backing a similar phaseout. See also Environ. Rptr. Curr. Devel., p. 2363, Mar. 10, 1989.

"Europe Recognizes Own Ozone Threat," D. Dickson, E. Marshall, Science, p. 1279, Mar. 10.

"EC Move on CFCs Will Disrupt Downstream," D. Hunter et al., Chemical Week, p. 13, Mar. 15.

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