ACCA Wins Lawsuit Against EPA that Impacts Contractors' Business!

Alexandria, VA (June 22, 2023) - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the Court) ruled in favor of a lawsuit to which it is party to by striking down provisions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) allocation rule that would ban the use of non-refillable cylinders and require QR code tracking of refrigerant cylinders. The Court's final opinion on the lawsuit can be read here.

"ACCA is thrilled that the Courts sided with us in the lawsuit on the disposable cylinder ban and QR code tracking," said Barton James, ACCA president & CEO. "We knew the EPA was overstepping its authority with this ban and tracking method, so partnering with other leading trade associations to fight against it was an easy decision. With this big win, contractors will not have to wastefully spend money on new equipment when there is already an option available that works with their current setup. ACCA is proud of this win, and we will continue to fight for contractors to be able to run profitable businesses without burdensome regulations."

For more information about ACCA, ACCA's advocacy efforts, or the EPA lawsuit win, please contact Melissa Broadus, ACCA director of member communications and committee liaison, or (703) 824-8842.