The Hill: Lawmakers push bill to target 'super pollutants'

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Washington, June 9, 2017 | comments

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill aiming to reduce pollutants with an outsized impact on climate change.

The bill, from Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and others would create a task forced to study ways to reduce pollutants like black carbon methane and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that contribute significantly more to climate change than carbon dioxide, the most plentiful greenhouse gas.

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“This task force would be a significant first step to ensuring that our nation has all the information needed to accurately protect our environment from these pollutants,” Curbelo said in a statement.

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