EPA announces plans to limit airplane emissions

June 10, 2015 by  
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Although the cost of airfare has declined dramatically since the late 1970s , the environmental cost of flying is rising as more travelers take to the skies. Aviation currently accounts for 2 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, but by 2020 aviation emissions could be 70% higher than in 2005. As part of its comprehensive emissions regulations, the Obama Administration just announced plans to limit emissions from airplanes. Although no specific restrictions were mandated in the EPA’s announcement on Wednesday, the statement sends a clear statement on how the aviation industry should develop over the coming decades. Read the rest of EPA announces plans to limit airplane emissions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: airline industry , airlines , airplane , aviation , Climate Change , climate regulations , commercial airlines , epa , greenhouse gas emissions , obama administration

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