Category Archives: EU Emissions Trading Scheme

European Parliament Votes Against Expansion of EU-ETS

Today, the European Parliament voted to end its plans to expand its carbon taxing scheme to U.S. and other international flights that enter EU airspace.  ALPA applauds the European Parliament for allowing work to continue on a global solution to … Continue reading

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Senators urge ICAO approach to reducing aviation emissions

This week, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent a letter to the U.S. delegation to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) urging them to protect U.S. passengers and airlines from the harmful effects of the European Union … Continue reading

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ALPA Commends ICAO on Advancing Climate Change Policies to Reduce Aircraft Emissions

WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), applauded a recent decision made by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to move forward with the formulation of a Global Emissions Reduction Plan. ICAO also rejected the inclusion of commercial aviation in … Continue reading

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EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) Takes Center Stage at ICAO

ICAO negotiators from around the world began the 38th ICAO Assembly in Montreal on Tuesday September  24th.  Negotiations on a global scale about the EU-ETS and a global approach to emissions reductions are taking center stage.  Addressing the issue of … Continue reading

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ALPA Commends President Obama on EU ETS Policy Passage

ALPA and other airline industry stakeholders today applauded President Barack Obama’s signing of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act, legislation that authorizes the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to prohibit U.S. airlines from participating in the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU … Continue reading

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ALPA applauds U.S. House passage of EU ETS Prohibition Act

The Association urges the president sign the act into law. WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) applauds passage of the bipartisan Thune-McCaskill European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) Prohibition Act (S. 1956) by the U.S. House of Representatives … Continue reading

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ALPA Voices Approval for Freeze of EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Supports ICAO as proper venue for any aircraft emissions regulations Washington, D.C. — Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) was encouraged by the European Commission’s proposal to “freeze” the application of the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) … Continue reading

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Action coming soon on EU emissions scheme

When Congress returns for their lame duck session after the elections, we are working to ensure a quick House vote on S 1956- The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act (EU ETS), which provides the DOT the authority to … Continue reading

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Senate Passes Legislation to Protect U.S. Airlines & Employees from EU ETS

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), hails yesterday’s passage by the U.S. Senate of The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2012 (S.1956), which provides the U.S. Secretary of Transportation with the authority to protect U.S. aircraft … Continue reading

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Opinion: Don’t Let the EU Tax US Air Travel

Pete Sepp with the National Taxpayers Union writes in a piece published today on the harmful impact of the EU-ETS on the travelling public. “…Many Americans remain unaware of these new carbon schemes since they’ve mostly stayed on the other … Continue reading

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