Senate Bill Takes Aim At EU's Airline Emissions Plan

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 9:36 PM EST) -- Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., introduced a bill Wednesday seeking to block U.S. airlines from participating in the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme, less than two months after the U.S. House of Representatives approved similar legislation.

The EU ETS Prohibition Act of 2011 would prohibit U.S. airlines from participating in the scheme, scheduled to take effect in January, and enable the U.S. Department of Transportation to protect American airline companies from any penalties related to the program.

The bill mimics legislation the House passed Oct. 25....
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