21 Jul '11, 10pm
Largest Airplane Order in History – American Airlines Orders Low CO2 Planes
The entire US airline industry, including American Airlines itself, represented by The Air Transport Association of America, has had lawyers battle the new rule. They argued before the European Court of Justice that imposing the system on foreign companies violates international aviation and climate change agreements. (There are no international climate change agreements to date that cover China and the US, since they did not join Kyoto). The Obama administration recently offered a rather hypocritical squawk of mild disappointment – doing it about a month ago, much too late to offer any real resistance.