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FAA looking for unleaded airline fuel
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 17 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a request for fuel proposals on June 10, asking fuel producers to design a new, unleaded aviation fuel


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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