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ETS: US proposed EU ETS prohibition act for airlines

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US House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman John Mica has introduced the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETSi) Prohibition Act of 2011. This bill could make it against the law for US airlines to participate, and even report their emissions, under the EU ETS. The bill states that including aviation under the EU ETS is illegal under international law and that the US administration should use all available legal, political and diplomatic means to make sure US airlines do not have to comply.