This is in regards to a previous thread about how often the EPA actually fines people who vent refrigerant. A post was made with a list of the cases, and I must say out of all of the cases, only like 2 of them had to do with a tech venting refrigerant. The rest were for smuggling the refrigerant in from another country, or were for some type of equipment leak that wasn't repaired in a timely fashion.
I'm not saying that recovering refrigerant is a waste of time, but in all honesty I'm sure everyone has discharged some refrigerant into the atmosphere while working on equipment.
It just appears that they are going after the larger corporations rather than individual hvac companies. I mean they even fined DuPaunt and they making the stuff!!