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. The bill directs the secretary of transportation to prohibit US aircraft operators from participating in the scheme and instructs the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to ensure US aviation operators are not negatively impacted.