EU High Court Adviser Backs Emissions Plan For Airlines

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT) -- An adviser to the European Union's highest court said Thursday that the bloc's plan to begin requiring all airlines to use emission allowances for flights to or from European airports does not violate international law.

In her nonbinding opinion, Advocate General Juliane Kokott urged the European Court of Justice to rule that requiring airlines to begin participating in the EU's eight-year-old emissions trading scheme in 2012 violates neither basic principles of international law nor a number of international agreements, including the U.S.-EU Open Skies Agreement, the...
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