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American Airlines protected from EU EST
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, European Union
  • December 2 2012

President Obama signed into law the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act (S. 1956) November 27 to prohibit U.S. airlines from participating in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System for greenhouse gas emissions


Energy & environment update February 3, 2014 - international
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • China, European Union, Global, USA
  • February 3 2014

China’s Ministry of Commerce released a statement January 26 stating its serious concern over the United States’ Commerce Department’s decision


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


US airlines environmentalism questioned
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • 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
  • 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


EU judges hear U.S. airlines’ worries about inclusion in emissions trading
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • 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


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


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 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