EPA paves way for possible regs on greenhouse gases

12/8/2009 | Air Transport World · Wall Street Journal, The

Though the automobile industry will likely be the first to feel the effects of possible forthcoming EPA efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions, Monday's announcement formally declaring CO2 emissions a pollutant paves the way for possible CO2 regulations of other industries. The finding does not have an immediate impact on aviation, and it is not a foregone conclusion that "EPA's finding that automobilesÂ…'cause or contribute' to endangerment necessarily would mean that EPA would make such a finding for aviation," said an ATA spokesperson, who noted that "commercial airlines contribute only 2% of the U.S. GHG inventory."

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