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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


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
  • 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


Airline emissions’ inclusion defended
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • June 12 2011

European Union Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said June 8 that inclusion of aviation in the EU Emissions Trading System is justified because the International Air Transport Association has been unable to agree on measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions


Coalition calls for better enforcement of lithium air transportation rules
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • 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


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


Free carbon allowances for airlines
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • 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


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


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