UK Seeks To Punish Airlines That Flout EU Emissions Plan

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 12:00 AM EST) -- U.K. lawmakers on Wednesday called for international airlines that use U.K. airports but do not comply with the European Union's cap-and-trade program to be punished with grounded flights and higher air passenger duties.

A report by the Energy and Climate Change Committee in the House of Commons urges the U.K. government to take measures to pressure countries like the U.S. to comply with the EU's Emissions Trading System, which it said could cover about 60 percent of international aviation emissions.

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