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Vermont plans to ban auto air conditioners that use CFCs

The world's nations have declared their aim of phasing out production of ozone-destroying CFCs by the end of the century. But that is not good enough for the environment-conscious citizens of Vermont. Governor Madeleine Kunin will soon sign state legislation designed to curb the chemicals more swiftly. Starting in 1993, selling new cars that use CFCs in air conditioners will be illegal in Vermont.

That might appear to be an easy step for a northern state where the average July temperature is only 68 degrees F, but Vermont hopes its action will send a message to the rest of the U.S....

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