5/4/2009

With the proposed Waxman-Markey bill calling for limits on CO2 emissions, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and the establishment of a cap-and-trade program, as well as new EPA regulations and a carbon tax that would increase fuel costs by an estimated 15%, the ATA is concerned that the airline industry will face billions in extra expenses. "It is hard enough to pay the tax," said Nancy Young, ATA vice president of environmental affairs. "Where do you get money to pay for the other things?"

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