Bill Seeks To Exempt US Airlines From EU Emissions Plan

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 6:47 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. House legislators introduced a bill Wednesday seeking to block U.S. airlines from participating in the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme.

The bill, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011, would order the U.S. Department of Transportation to ban U.S. airlines from taking part in the ETS. It would also direct the Transportation Department, Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. officials to protect American airline companies from any penalties related to the program.

The scheme imposes caps on carbon emissions...
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