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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


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


Li-Ion battery transport restrictions approved
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • 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


Lawful to include US airlines in ETS
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • 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


FAA reauth restricts battery transport
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 5 2012

House and Senate leadership released details February 1 of an agreement on a long-term Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which includes language to restrict federal regulations on the transport of lithium-ion batteries


US aviation drops EU ETS challenge
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

Airlines for America, the leading trade organization for American airlines, dropped its lawsuit March 27 challenging the inclusion of aviation in the European Union’s cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions


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


EU ETS airline challenges
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • 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