House Votes To Let US Airlines Duck EU Emissions Regs

Law360, New York (October 24, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Thursday that would make it illegal for U.S. airlines to comply with the European Union’s emissions trading scheme, which will charge airlines in Europe for their carbon emissions starting next year.

After less than an hour of debate, the House passed H.R. 2594, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act, by a consent vote.

The EU scheme has been in place on a voluntary basis since 2003, but starting in January, carriers for all flights in and...
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