Congressman says consumers are forgotten in Democrat climate bill

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin contends a Democrat supported measure to mandate a phase out of hydroflurocarbons is being considered without the consumer in mind.

He sits on the House Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee that held a hearing last week on the legislation. Hydroflurocarbons are refrigerants used in air conditioners and refrigerators.

“As the owner of an HVAC small business, I have over 20 years of experience in this industry and I was able to bring that perspective to the hearing,” wrote the Republican Representative in an email message to his constituents. Mullin is the owner of a plumbing company.

“The bill we were considering is supported by the industry, but unfortunately consumers have been left out of the conversation. It would force consumers to move from the current refrigerant, that is safe for the ozone, to a different one that is “greener” but also mildly flammable,” wrote the congressman.

“Having worked in this industry, I was able to ask questions and get information consumers should know about what’s in the cooling systems in our homes.”

Click here to watch Mullin’s questions.