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EU court confirms inclusion of international airlines in ETS
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • 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


Inclusion of U.S. airlines in EU scheme objected
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, European Union
  • January 8 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood sent a letter December 16 to the European Union and member states asking them to halt, delay, or suspend a plan to subject U.S. airlines to a CO2 cap and trade system that began this month


EU airline decision unchanged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • 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


Alternative fuel goals reachable
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

The Agriculture Department, in conjunction with the Boeing Company and Airlines for America, released a report January 18 finding that the Federal Aviation Administration’s target for the U.S. aviation industry to use 1 billion gallons of alternative fuel per year is 2018 is achievable, but that more investment is needed


Aircraft lead regulation urged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

Friends of the Earth filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia March 7 to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to a 2006 petition asking the agency to find that lead from general aviation aircraft endangers public health and the environment and should be regulated


Committee approves airline EU emissions exemption
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • 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


DOC, DOT collaborate on Buy America
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • 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


$2.5 million for airport baggage EVs
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 29 2012

The Department of Energy announced April 25 up to $2.5 million available this year to demonstrate and deploy fuel cell electric vehicles for transporting passenger baggage at major American airports


FAA ordered to review earlier Cape Wind environmental findings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • 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


House exempts U.S. airlines
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • October 30 2011

The House approved legislation (H.R. 2594) October 24 that would prohibit U.S. airlines from participating in the European Union emissions trading scheme, which is scheduled to take effect for airlines this January