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Legislation prohibits US airline inclusion in EU ETS
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, European Union
  • November 18 2012

The House passed the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011 (S. 1956) November 13 to prohibit United States airlines from participating in a European Union plan to include international airlines in its Emissions Trading System for greenhouse gas emissions


Delta efficiency and emissions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 4 2013

On February 28, Delta Airlines announced that it will begin retrofitting existing planes to reduce weight and increase fuel efficiency. Delta is


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


EU negotiator opposes US aviation policy
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • July 29 2013

The European Parliamentarian Peter Liese, the environment committee's lead negotiator, said July 24 that the Obama Administration's efforts to reduce


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


Legislation introduced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 24 2011

On July 20, Rep. John Mica (R-FL) and Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) introduced the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011 (H.R. 2594) seeking to negate the EU’s attempt to limit GHG emissions from international flights


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


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


Congress and administration unite against EU airline emissions standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 31 2011

On July 27, Top officials from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, State Department, and Transportation Department testifying before the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee joined Republican and Democratic members in criticizing an EU plan to cap GHG emissions from international flights to or from Europe beginning in 2012


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