February 28, 2007
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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
EC, U.S. PUSH FOR TOTAL CFC BAN
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.
"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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