States, Cities and Environmental Groups Urge EPA to Reduce Global Warming Pollution from Aircraft

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 5, 2007

Press release: “A coalition of environmental groups, states and regional governments filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today urging the agency to address the effects of vast amounts of global warming pollution from the world’s aircraft fleet. The petitions are the first step in a process that requires the EPA to evaluate the current impacts of aircraft emissions, seek public comment and develop rules to reduce aircraft emissions or explain why it will not act. Earthjustice filed the environmental groups’ petition on behalf of Friends of the Earth, Oceana and the Center for Biological Diversity. Also filing petitions today are the States of California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New Mexico and the District of Columbia through their Attorneys General, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through its Department of Environmental Protection, the City of New York through its Corporation Counsel, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District through its District Counsel.”

  • Read the petition filed today by environmental groups
  • EPA Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990 – 2005, (2007)
  • Key Aviation and Global Warming Resources (cited in petition)
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