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Articles Tagged with ''regional standards lawsuit''
In this podcast, Jon Melchi, HARDI's director of government affairs, updates us on regional standards, discusses HARDI’s recent visit to Washington, D.C., and touches on a few other issues affecting distributors.
I tend to pull for the little guy. And if you get that little guy fighting the government, well I am as excited as Lindsay Lohan at an open bar. However, eventually Dr. Drew needs to step in and put an end to the madness.
The American Public Gas Association (APGA) filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit asking the court to reconsider its May 1 order, which stayed enforcement of the regional furnace standards rule, but also asked the involved parties to re-brief the main issues.
The court granted an emergency motion filed by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to stay the standards which would’ve required residential nonweatherized natural gas furnaces installed in 30 Northern states to have an AFUE rating of at least 90 percent.
While contractors are admittedly embracing this temporary sense of certainty, they’re still left with more questions than answers.