09 Jan '12, 9am

Obama decides to stuff the planet - again: via @mark_lynas

Obama decides to stuff the planet - again: via @mark_lynas

Analysis: U.S. Weighs Retaliation Over Europe Aviation Law Date: 09-Jan-12 Country: USA Author: John Crawley and Andrew Quinn A Brussels Airlines aircraft prepares for landing in Cointrin airport during sunrise over the Mont Blanc in Geneva December 1, 2011. Photo: Denis Balibouse The Obama administration is laying the groundwork for possible retaliation in response to a European law requiring airlines to pay for carbon emissions. Discussions between key agencies have ramped up recently, although there is no consensus yet on what, if anything, the U.S. government should do unilaterally or in concert with other nations also upset with the law. The EU law went into effect on January 1 and requires global airlines to pay for carbon emissions on flights to and from Europe. Several experts said one option the United States could pursue would involve charging European airlines t...

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