Obama Should Fight EU Airline Emission Plan, Sen. Says

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 10:03 PM EDT) -- Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., urged the Obama administration on Thursday to take an official stance before an international agency against the European Union’s cap-and-trade program requiring airlines that fly within its countries to pay for carbon emissions.

The senator said in a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that the administration should file a formal complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization against the plan, which would require airlines to pay for emissions for the entire length of a flight, not just the part for which...
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