"EPA Stops Work On Airline Emissions Standards"

"A little more than a year after determining that greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft are a threat to public health, the EPA has stopped working on developing new standards for the air industry.

That’s not surprising, given that the Trump administration has sought to undermine nearly every rule set to limit heat-trapping pollution, but environmental advocates with the Center for Biological Diversity want to know more about the latest step backward by the EPA.

The organization has submitted a FOIA request to uncover all the records related to the decision. According to the EPA website, aircraft account for 12 percent of all U.S. transportation greenhouse gas emissions and 3 percent of total U.S. GHG emissions. The agency apparently can’t keep up with administration’s push to censor EPA climate information, so the page with the original endangerment finding is still online here for now."

Summit County Citizens Voice had the story September 17, 2017.

Source: Summit County Voice, 09/18/2017