Green Matters

Obama Excludes U.S. from Emissions Tax

January 4, 2013
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

President Barack Obama signed into law a measure to stop U.S. participation in a European Union plan to impose an emissions tax on American aircraft operators and the air carriers of other nations.

The National Industrial Transportation League reported that U.S. House of Representatives Republican transportation leaders hailed the action.

Green Matters inbody Image

“I am pleased that this measure has been signed by the President over suggestions by some environmental groups to veto the bill,” said John Mica (R-FL), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman. “[It] is a clear signal that the United States will not accept the EU’s ‘go-it-alone’ attempt to impose emissions taxes on other nations for activities far outside the EU’s own borders,” Mica added.

A statement by The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said the law President Obama signed (The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Prohibition Act of 2011) directs the Secretary of Transportation to prohibit U.S. aircraft operators from participating in the Emissions Trading Scheme.

 The FAA, DOT, and other appropriate officials are directed to enter into international negotiations, including agreements to pursue a worldwide approach to address aircraft emissions, and to take appropriate measures under existing authorities to ensure U.S. air carriers are held harmless from any Emissions Trading Scheme unilaterally imposed by the EU. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

KC SmartPort Momentum

Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development



Calculating a true landed cost for global sourcing directly correlates with the profitability of purchased goods. However, few companies can command real-time visibility in to all the costs involved for cross border movements. In this podcast, World Trade 100 and Amber Road highlight how a comprehensive global trade platform that converges both logistics and compliance costs can deliver true landed cost visibility.


Speaker: Hung Lee, Senior Product Manager, Amber Road

More Podcasts

World Trade 100 Magazine

world trade july 2014

2014 July

Check out the July 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring Air Cargo, Near Shoring, plus much more!
Table Of Contents Subscribe

Supply Chain Webinars

What types of supply chain webinars do you get the most use out of?
View Results Poll Archive


World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, 1st Edition

Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory management - and reduces overall warehousing expense.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Use our interactive maps to locate service providers across North America.Interactive Map

Logistics Development Partners 

IWLA Members