EPA Proposes Carbon Limits for Airplanes

Airplane CO2 Emissions

On Wednesday, July 21, the EPA proposed a new rule to set greenhouse emission standards for certain types of aircraft under the Clean Air Act.  Under the proposal, the EPA will adopt domestic standards that conform with the International Civil Aviation Organization guidelines which require reduced carbon dioxide emissions from new aircraft starting in 2028.  The proposed rule is welcomed by most major commercial aircraft manufacturers who already comply with the ICAO standards.

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