Senate Democrats continue to block a bill barring U.S. carriers from participating in the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS). The bill’s main sponsor, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), wanted to pass the bill by a unanimous vote in the Senate before lawmakers leave Washington for the recess preceding the November elections, but so far only Republicans have signed off on the legislation, he says. “We’re trying to clear any Democratic objections,” Thune notes, adding that the bill has been ...

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