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2032, 31 Mar 24

Man Arrested for Smuggling Greenhouse Gas

Heh. Perhaps Biden will close the border to prevent the smuggling of greenhouse gasses if he won’t do it for fentanyl, criminals, diseases, child sex slaves, etc.

On March 4, 2024, California man Michael Hart became the first person to be arrested and charged with smuggling greenhouse gases across the border from Mexico into the United States.


This was the first U.S. prosecution to include charges associated with the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020 (AIM Act), according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The act prohibits importing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) outside the restrictions imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Hart allegedly hid HFC canisters under a tarp to smuggle them across the border. He intended to sell them on sites such as Facebook Marketplace and OfferUp, per the New York Times.

The EPA has restricted HFC manufacture, distribution, and use across various sectors. The goal is to gradually phase out these products. However, Mexico is not as far along as the United States in its usage reduction.




“It appears that a black market has arisen due to the regulatory scheme in the treaty which provides for differing phase-out schedules for the United States and Mexico.” They continued by saying this landscape “creates a significant price differential due to the restrictions on supply in the United States that do not exist in Mexico.”


2032, 31 March 2024

1 Comment

  1. dad29

    He should have come over as any illegal does rather than using roads. Dumbass.

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