"Greens To Sue EPA Over Aircraft Emissions"

"A coalition of environmental groups said Tuesday that it would file a federal lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its failure to take action to curb carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft.

Earthjustice, the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth said that a judge ruled in 2010 that the EPA must publish an 'endangerment finding' to declare that carbon from aircraft is dangerous but the agency has yet to do so.

'The airline industry’s massive and fast-growing greenhouse gas pollution poses a dangerous threat to our climate,' Vera Pardee, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement. 'The EPA has to stop dragging its feet and start pushing airlines to curb their damaging carbon emissions.'"

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill August 5, 2014.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014