Should We Curb Air Pollution From Air Travel?

Should We Curb Air Pollution From Air Travel?

NATIONAL JOURNAL 09/08/14
By Clare Foran, Ben Geman and Jason Plautz

WHAT INSIDERS ARE SAYING

SHOULD WE CURB AIR POLLUTION FROM AIR TRAVEL? Should EPA regulate air pollution from the airlines? If so, how strict should the rule be? What are the challenges and risks involved, and how could a rule impact travelers?

“If America can curb emissions from air travel, we absolutely should. Without question, America should be actively supporting European Union efforts to green the industry, especially since aviation is responsible for around 3.5 percent of anthropogenic climate change” —Michael Shank, associate director for legislative affairs, Friends Committee on National Legislation