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EU Council finalizes intercontinental flight delay
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • April 29 2013

On April 22, the EU Council approved a proposal to delay the inclusion of foreign flights in the Emissions Trading System (ETS), finalizing it. The


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


Global aviation emissions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • February 10 2013

During the High-level Group on International Aviation and Climate Change's January 30-February 1 meeting at the United Nations International Civil


ICAO 38th session yields framework plan
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • October 8 2013

The International Civil Aviation Organization held its 38th Assembly in Montreal September 24 through October 4. The general assembly approved a plan


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


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


USDA, FAA aviation biofuels collaboration
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2013

On April 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a five


World’s airlines want global carbon market regs
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • June 10 2013

The International Air Transport Association agreed to a resolution June 3 calling for a single market-based system to regulate the aviation


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


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