Amendments to a Senate bill that would bar U.S. airlines from participating in the EU’s emissions trading system (ETS) endorse a global system for mitigating aviation’s carbon dioxide emissions. The U.S. Senate passed the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act early on Sept. 22 before adjourning until after the November elections. The bill, introduced by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and co-sponsored by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), is similar to legislation passed by the ...
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