Lawmakers from the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Aviation Subcommittee late last week sought assurances from Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx that he would protect domestic airlines from the EU’s plan to enforce its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The legislators say Foxx should attempt a negotiated settlements with the EU, but if that fails, “the Secretary should exercise his authority to prohibit U.S. civil aircraft from participating in the ETS.”

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