US fights EU’s Aviation Directive

US fights EU’s Aviation Directive


The US House of Representatives passed a bill on 24 October that could worsen air pollution by forcing US carriers to not participate in the EU programme reducing carbon emissions if it is unilaterally imposed.

The EU law that the House voted to block, the Aviation Directive, is a non-discriminatory first step to tackle pollution by airlines, and was enacted several years ago after countries spent many years failing to agree on a programme in the International Civil Aviation Organizatio...


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