US Poised To Lead Push For Global Airline Emissions Regs

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT) -- As international regulators gather in Canada on Tuesday to address aviation emissions, experts say that an Obama administration newly committed to fighting climate change will take the opportunity to tackle another source of greenhouse gas and push for strict new global standards.

The U.S. has never shown serious interest in reaching a worldwide plan during previous International Civil Aviation Organization meetings, even as other countries called for action. When the European Union moved ahead on its own and issued a rule applying a cap-and-trade carbon tax...
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