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EU Carbon Emissions Bill

US airlines and EU regulations

The United States Senate unanimously passed a bill in September which will prevent EU carbon emission regulations for airlines from applying to U.S. flights. The European Union has been attempting to apply across-the-board carbon emissions so both domestic and foreign flights abide by the same rules, but this action from the U.S. Senate has escalated pressure on the EU to back down on enforcement. The Emissions Trading Scheme, which contains an overall goal to combat climate change, has been advocated since January by the European Commission, and it requires all airlines to participate. However, it is that requirement which has… read more