MEP opposes new airline emissions plan

The commission’s proposal to regulate non-EU airlines’ emissions in local airspace has met further opposition, this time from MEP Eija-Riitta Korhola

The European Commission’s proposal to regulate non-EU airlines’ CO2 emissions in local airspace has met further opposition, this time from the MEP co-ordinating the position of the parliament’s industry, research and energy committee.

Finnish MEP Eija-Riitta Korhola of the EPP group has thrown her weight behind the position of Germany, the UK and France, which say only intra-European flights should be regulated until at least 2016 when a global agreement will be agreed.

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