US government requests airlines' ETS data

US officials have asked nine European airlines and seven domestic carriers for information on exposure to the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS). The orders, issued on Friday, could be a first step towards retaliatory measures.

"The US government continues to strongly object to the inclusion of US aircraft operators under the EU legislation on legal and policy grounds," says the Department of Transport. "Nevertheless... the EU maintains that US operators remain subject to the scheme."

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