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RAA, Aviation Community Support House Measure Blocking EU Emissions Trading Scheme 

Monday, October 24, 2011   (0 Comments)
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RAA joined 11 trade and industry associations today to support HR 2594. 
We write to urge you to support HR 2594, “The European Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011.” This legislation prohibits U.S. aviation operators from complying with the application of the European Union’s emissions trading scheme to international aviation because the scheme violates U.S. sovereignty, international law and the Chicago Convention. The EU ETS is opposed by the Obama Administration, aviation trade associations, airlines and other operators, travel service providers, manufacturers, labor unions, a bipartisan coalition in both bodies of Congress, and numerous foreign governments. 
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