Emissions Limits for Aircraft Proposed by EPA

Administrator Wheeler calls it a “major action to regulate greenhouse gases.”

Adopting international climate limits negotiated during the Obama Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency announced earlier this week a proposal for first-time carbon emissions standards for aircraft engines.

“We are reducing our [carbon dioxide] emissions, but we are doing it in a thoughtful manner that preserves our manufacturing base, and we are doing it faster and better than our international partners,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told reporters.

Wheeler touted the proposal as the third time the Trump administration has taken “major action to regulate greenhouse gases,” also citing the EPA’s repeal and replacement of Obama-era carbon emissions for power plants and fuel economy limits.

The airline industry welcomed the EPA proposal, saying it is critical for the United States to adopt the international standards to ensure American manufacturers can sell their planes into the global market and U.S. airlines can use those aircraft for international flights.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the actions being taken by the Trump Administration in furtherance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft.
  • For aircraft manufacturers and airlines and the ease they will have in modifying fuel use and emissions from aircraft engines.

Sources: Washington Examiner, Bloomberg Law


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