03 Jun '11, 2pm

Congress should not try to stop the Europeans from controlling aviation’s carbon pollution via @grist

Congress should not try to stop the Europeans from controlling aviation’s carbon pollution via @grist

Why would a reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have anything to say about the steps that Europe is taking to reduce carbon pollution from aviation? The answer should be nothing. But unfortunately the US Senate is considering language passed by the House of Representatives that would signal unhappiness with Europe’s efforts to control the carbon pollution from aviation. The Senate and the White House should reject this language as it is incorrect as a matter of law, would attempt to stop another country’s efforts to reduce carbon pollution, and would hamper incentives to enhance aircraft fuel efficiency which saves consumers money. A point recently highlighted by major environment, development, and faith-based groups in a letter to the Senate. When the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to reauthorize the FAA they included a provisio...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-06-02-congress-should-n...

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