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EPA’s proposed endangerment finding for aircraft greenhouse gas emissions opens door to additional industry regulation
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • July 22 2015

On June 10, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") proposed an endangerment finding that it calls "a preliminary but


EPA aircraft GHG emissions regulations take flight
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2015

After tackling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from passenger vehicles and power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 10


Recent statements highlight difficulty in achieving a global compromise on aviation emissions regulation
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union, Global
  • March 26 2012

Since taking effect on January 1, 2012, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (“EU-ETS”) has continued to be a hot button issue among the international aviation community


Drones: the next frontier in farming?
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2014

There has been a lot of talk about drones (also called "Unmanned Aerial Systems," or "UAS") lately. From their use during wartime, to Amazon CEO Jeff


The emissions trading scheme in European airspace takes shapecan the United States be far behind?
  • Vedder Price PC
  • European Union, USA
  • May 11 2010

One of the most talked-about issues in the ongoing climate change debate is cap-and-trade regimes


EPA initiates rulemaking process to regulate aircraft greenhouse gas emissions
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took the next step to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aircraft by


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


Aviation industry considers the use of more biofuels to cut emissions and reduce costs
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union, Global
  • November 8 2011

As reported in earlier posts, non-European Union airlines may soon be subject to the EU Emissions Trading System (“ETS”


European Commission confirms that aviation sector will become second largest industry in carbon trading system
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union
  • June 17 2011

As a follow-up to our October 20, 2010 post entitled “Climate Change: International Regulation of GHG Emissions From Aircraft,” on June 6, 2011 the European Commission (“EC”) confirmed its earlier March 2011 announcement that the aviation sector will become the second-largest industry in Europe’s carbon Emissions Trading System (“ETS”), behind only power generation


Mr. Edward M. Bolen, NBAA, emphasizes the disparate treatment of the general and business aviation sector under the EU-ETS
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • June 7 2012

As discussed in earlier posts, “House Passes European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act,” and “Coalition Lobbies Senate on Passage of EU-ETS Prohibition Bill,” the U.S. Congress is actively pushing to protect the U.S. aviation sector from being regulated under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (“EU-ETS”