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EPA Argues First Aircraft GHG Rules Harmonize with Global Effort

Oct. 6, 2022, 5:57 PM

The EPA’s inaugural rules regulating greenhouse gases from planes complement global efforts to stem emissions under a tight deadline, according to agency claims presented at oral arguments on Thursday.

State attorneys and the Environmental Protection Agency squared off at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit over whether the EPA’s aircraft standards go far enough to stem emissions from a carbon-heavy industry.

The Justice Department’s Chloe Kolman, representing the EPA, insisted that these first-ever regulations were adopted from standards “negotiated at the international level.”

“When EPA is trying to determine where is the right place to ...