Wed, Jul 06, 2011
Will Argue Emissions Trading Plan Violates International
The Air Transport Association (ATA),
along with United/Continental holding, have filed a lawsuit in the
European Court of Justice in Luxembourg saying that forcing
non-member nation airlines to participate in the European Union's
carbon emissions trading system violates international law.
The EU obviously has a different opinion on the matter, arguing
that its new measure is fully consistent with international law,
and that the court will not overturn the European governments and
The Associated Press reports that the EU does not think that
passing the few Euros per passenger along to customers will affect
the bottom lines of non-European flagged airlines. The U.S., China,
Russia, and others all argue that the EU cannot impose its rules on
countries outside its borders.
While the complaint was originally filed in Britain, the case
was moved to the European Court of Justice, which is expected to
rule before the first of next year when the provisions are
scheduled to be enforced.
A spokesman for the EU's Climate Action Commission said that the
Union's position is that when an airliner of any nation lands or
takes off in Europe, it should be governed by European laws.
Non-European flagged carriers can avoid participation in the
program if their countries put "equivalent measures" in place to
reduce carbon and other emissions.
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