Monthly Archives: July 2012

EU-ETS bill advances

Today, the Senate Commerce Committee approved the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act.  The bill was passed by voice vote and may now head to the Senate floor for a vote.  ALPA thanks Senator Thune for sponsoring this important legislation, … Continue reading

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Coalition writes Senators in Support of Biofuels Funding

In advance of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee mark up tomorrow, ALPA joined a group of energy growers, manufacturers and consumers to urge support for advanced biofuel use in military ships, jets, and vehicles.  With continued rising oil prices and international security challenges, … Continue reading

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EU-ETS Mark up tomorrow!

Tomorrow, the Senate Commerce Committee will mark-up the European Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act.  ALPA pilots who live in states represented by Commerce Committee members  (list below) are encouraged to write their Senators in support of the legislation.  The mark … Continue reading

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Pilot’s Bill of Rights Heads to Obama’s desk

The Pilot’s Bill of Rights has reached the President’s desk and is expected to soon be signed into law.  This legislation was sponsored by Senator Inhofe, who ALPA featured in the magazine in March.  The bill will allow pilots easier access … Continue reading

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Military and Civilian Leaders Write President in Support of Energy Innovation

Yesterday, the Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate released a letter signed by more than 350 veterans urging the president and Congress to support the Pentagon’s initiatives to diversify its energy sources and innovate.  Strong supporting statements were … Continue reading

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ALPA pilots weigh in on EU-ETS

ALPA launched a “Call To Action” today asking pilots to write members of the Senate Commerce Committee to vote yes on S. 1956- The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act.  The Committee is expected to hold a markup of … Continue reading

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In the Defense of DOD Advanced Biofuels

Today, the Truman National Security Project issued an opinion piece to help beat back the effort by some in Congress to stop the Department of Defense (DOD) from buying advanced biofuels. ALPA has worked with the Truman National Security Project … Continue reading

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ALPA & A4A Urge Congress to Focus Customs and Immigration Resources on U.S. Gateways

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, and the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today called on Congress to focus its limited Customs and Border Protection (CBP) resources on better serving U.S. gateway … Continue reading

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Hearings we’ll be watching this week

This week, House panels will address two interesting aviation issues and the Senate Commerce Committee will explore industry competitiveness. Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing to review the FAA’s Contract Tower Program.  This program, which … Continue reading

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ICAO advances work to address aviation emissions

ALPA has long maintained that ICAO is the appropriate entity to develop a global emissions plan for the aviation industry, and welcomes this progress.  We are strongly opposed to the EU-ETS tax, which will only harm pilot jobs and hamper … Continue reading

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