The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling in the U.S. airline suit challenging the inclusion of aviation in the European Union’s emissions trading system (EU ETS) likely will be issued on Dec. 21, 11 days before the ETS is to be extended to all operations into and out of EU airports. Many observers had not expected the ECJ to make its decision until early in 2012. Either way, the controversy over the issue is not expected to subside soon. The ECJ ruling follows an opinion issued in ...
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