Activists Challenge EPA at Hearing on Flight Pollution
Jim Lee, Max Bliss, Patrick Roddie, Michael Saraceno, and Amanda Baise speak at the world’s first hearing on flight pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing its Washington, D.C., headquarters to hear from environmental groups, aircraft industry representatives, private citizens and others on their reactions to the agency’s newly-released carbon emissions standards for commercial aircraft.
Did the EPA listen to our warnings? You betcha. So did the Obama administration, the ICAO, and the rest of the world. Working overtime during an extremely contentious election, the Powers that Be gathered, wrote an agreement to use biofuels for “contrail control” and dropped the EPA lawsuit. Once again, the airline industry skirted the law:
- July 25, 2016 – BREAKING: EPA To Limit Greenhouse Gases From Airplanes
- July 31, 2016 – White House releases “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy”
- September 3, 2016 – China, U.S. and Europe pledge support for global aviation emissions pact
- September 12, 2016 – Greens move to dismiss EPA lawsuit over airplane emissions
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