The EU has successfully defended the inclusion of foreign airlines in its emissions trading scheme (ETS) in the European court. A challenge to the move, brought by a group of US airlines, was dismissed by the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) on Wednesday.
The ECJ's ruling follows a similar line to the opinion given by an advocate general in October and leaves the legal situation clear ahead of the airlines' entry into the scheme in January. However, further legal and political challenges are possible.
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