“EPA Inches Closer to Regulating Greenhouse Gases From Airplanes”

“An EPA plan to set greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft appears to have moved one notch closer to finalization.

The White House’s regulatory clearinghouse finished its review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule, according to a notice published on Monday.

The rule would set emissions standards for certain types of airplanes under the Clean Air Act.

The EPA was required to set those standards after it found in August 2016 that greenhouse gas emissions from certain aircraft elevated concentrations of the greenhouse gases that are the primary cause of climate change. The finding said these gases “endanger the public health and welfare of current and future generations.””

Stephen Lee reports for Bloomberg Environment July 20, 2020.