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EU ETS airline challenges

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • April 1 2012

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica (R-FL) and U.S. airline representatives March 28 urged the administration to use an international aviation treaty to challenge the European Union’s plan to include American carriers in its Emissions Trading System

Air rules delay passes house committee

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2012

The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation (H.R. 4471) May 17 that would delay three Environmental Protection Agency air pollution regulations, clearing the bill for consideration by the full House in late June

EU airline decision unchanged

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • January 22 2012

The European Commission sent a letter January 16 to U.S. Secretaries of State and Transportation asserting that it will not change its decision to include U.S. airlines in the European Union Emissions trading System

FAA ordered to review earlier Cape Wind environmental findings

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
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  • October 30 2011

On October 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration must review potential hazards of the proposed Cape Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts after failing to follow its own internal procedures in the initial review

DOC, DOT collaborate on Buy America

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • October 24 2011

The Departments of Commerce and Transportation announced October 18 a partnership to target federal investments in rail, highway, and airport infrastructure to domestic manufacturers

EU court confirms inclusion of international airlines in ETS

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • January 8 2012

The European Union’s Court of Justice ruled December 21 that an attempt by United States airline operators to avoid inclusion in the EU’s Emissions Trading System is invalid and not justified by international law or specific agreements between the two parties

Jet engine nox rule

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 17 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency will adopt a final rule June 18 reducing nitrogen oxide emissions from certain gas turbo engines used in commercial passenger and freight aircraft

Lawful to include US airlines in ETS

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • October 9 2011

European Court of Justice Advocate-General Juliane Kokott released a court opinion October 6 that is expected to play an important role in the international policy dispute over whether U.S. airlines will be included in the European Union greenhouse gas emissions trading system: that inclusion of U.S. airlines in the trading program is lawful

Li-Ion battery transport restrictions approved

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2012

The Senate approved a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 658, 75-20) February 6 containing a provision to restrict federal regulations on the air transport of lithium batteries

Committee approves airline EU emissions exemption

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • September 11 2011

On September 8, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011 (H.R. 2594) that would exempt US airlines from the EU emissions cap on all flights leaving or landing in the European Union set to begin in January 2012