Obama administration opposes EU emissions trading scheme

08/15/2011 | Washington Post, The

The Obama administration pledged to reduce greenhouse gases in 2009, and plans to implement emissions standards for vehicles. However, the administration is opposed to an emissions trading scheme from the European Union that will unilaterally impose fees on U.S. airlines. "If the EU is allowed to go forward with this and regulate in our airspace, that would change the face of international aviation," said Nancy Young, vice president for environment for the Air Transport Association.

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