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Court says EPA endangerment finding for aircraft ‘compulsory step’ in process

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 5 2011

On July 5, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia won’t dismiss a lawsuit seeking to compel the EPA to make an endangerment finding for GHG emissions from aircraft, saying the finding is a “compulsory step” in determining whether the emissions pose a threat to the environment

LAX to eliminate free EV parking

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2013

Los Angeles International Airport announced last week that it would end a free parking incentive offered to electric vehicle owners in March. The program

Coalition calls for better enforcement of lithium air transportation rules

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2011

In a June 17 letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a coalition of concerned companies called for more stringent enforcement of international and domestic safety standards for the shipping of lithium batteries

EPA proposed rule would set standards for nitrogen oxides from aircraft engines

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 5 2011

On July 6, EPA released a proposed rule setting nitrogen oxides emissions standards for gas turbine engines in aircraft

EU judges hear U.S. airlines’ worries about inclusion in emissions trading

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • July 5 2011

On July 5, lawyers for EU member states and the bloc's institutions told the Court of Justice of the European Union that the inclusion of U.S. airlines in the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS) is legal

Legislation introduced

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

On July 20, Rep. John Mica (R-FL) and Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) introduced the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011 (H.R. 2594) seeking to negate the EU’s attempt to limit GHG emissions from international flights

Congress and administration unite against EU airline emissions standards

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2011

On July 27, Top officials from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, State Department, and Transportation Department testifying before the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee joined Republican and Democratic members in criticizing an EU plan to cap GHG emissions from international flights to or from Europe beginning in 2012

US airlines environmentalism questioned

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 15 2011

The Environmental Defense Fund, the Sierra Club, and several other environmental groups sent a letter to American Airlines and United Continental Holdings Inc May 11 criticizing the US airlines for touting voluntary initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint and other environmentally friendly efforts while battling the European Union's plan to bring the industry into its carbon trading scheme

Legislation requires sea rise plans

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 5 2011

The California Assembly approved (42-27) a bill (A.B. 752) June 1 that would require airports in coastal areas and container ports to plan for rising sea levels

Free carbon allowances for airlines

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • European Union
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  • October 2 2011

The European Commission finalized a method September 26 to assign free carbon allowances to airlines that must participate in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System beginning in 2012