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EU court confirms inclusion of international airlines in ETS
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • January 8 2012

The European Union’s Court of Justice ruled December 21 that an attempt by United States airline operators to avoid inclusion in the EU’s Emissions Trading System is invalid and not justified by international law or specific agreements between the two parties


Inclusion of U.S. airlines in EU scheme objected
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, European Union
  • January 8 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood sent a letter December 16 to the European Union and member states asking them to halt, delay, or suspend a plan to subject U.S. airlines to a CO2 cap and trade system that began this month


Environmental advocacy group sues EPA to regulate emissions from aviation gasoline
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2012

As we mentioned in our October 19, 2011 post, “EPA Sets Its Regulatory Cross Hairs on Leaded Aviation Fuel,” an environmental advocacy group, Friends of the Earth, filed a 2006 petition asking EPA to find that lead emissions from the use of aviation gasoline (“Avgas”) in the general aviation sector endangers public health, and to regulate such emissions under the Clean Air Act


HAI v. FAA: Court of Appeals affirms FAA’s wide latitude to protect residents from aircraft noise
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2013

Following complaints from residents about noise from helicopters operating along the North Shore of Long Island between the New York area and the


Will the EU ETS aviation emissions directive be grounded?
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union, Global
  • October 21 2013

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) emerged on 4 October 2013 from its much-anticipated 38th General Assembly meetings in Montreal


Does EPA have a mandatory or discretionary duty to issue an endangerment finding for lead in aviation gasoline?
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2013

This blog has discussed the regulation of lead in aviation gasoline extensively. Due to the fact that the general aviation industry is the last


Airlines, climate change and carbon pricing
  • Clayton Utz
  • Global
  • December 8 2011

Notwithstanding action by some states either individually or collectively, action by the EU and other governments means that it is unlikely the aviation emissions problem will be successfully addressed anytime soon


Memorandum - infrastructure
  • Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
  • Brazil
  • August 27 2014

Ince 2011, Brazil’s civil aviation regulatory authority, ANAC, has privatized a number of airports in order to improve the quality of airport


US EPA takes first steps to address GHG emissions from aircraft engines
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2015

On June 10, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator proposed to find that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from certain


European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme: the stopped clock keeps ticking for some
  • Vedder Price PC
  • European Union
  • August 7 2014

As a result of recent European Union (EU) legislative activity, the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) will, through 2016, continue exempting