AHRI Commemorates Montreal Protocol Anniversary; Applauds Pending Senate Consideration of Kigali Amendment
"Through ratification, the Senate can signal that Kigali counts. It counts for the jobs it will create, it counts for the additional exports that will result, and it counts for U.S. technology preeminence."
AHRI President & CEO Stephen Yurek
Arlington, Va. – The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today marked the 35th Anniversary of one of the most successful treaties ever negotiated – the Montreal Protocol - by applauding U.S. Senate leadership for scheduling floor action next week on ratification of that treaty’s most important amendment, the Kigali Amendment. Ratification will signal continued U.S. support for global environmental protection, while promoting U.S. technological preeminence.
“Our member companies, which account for more than $256 Billion of economic output in the United States alone and which employ more than 300,000 Americans, are very pleased that the Senate will finally consider ratification – a development for which our industry has been waiting – and vigorously advocating for – since the amendment was agreed to almost exactly six years ago,” said AHRI President & CEO Stephen Yurek. “Through ratification, the Senate can signal that Kigali counts. It counts for the jobs it will create, it counts for the additional exports that will result, and it counts for U.S. technology preeminence,” he added.