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EPA Preserves Trump’s Greenhouse Gas Emission Rules for Planes

Nov. 16, 2021, 3:32 PM

The EPA won’t be re-examining a Trump-era airline emissions rule, according to a Monday request to lift a freeze on litigation over the standards.

The lawsuit was placed in abeyance at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit until the agency reported back on whether it would reconsider the contested rules.

The Environmental Protection Agency “has concluded that it will not do so at this time, so all parties agree that the abeyance should be lifted and that this challenge should proceed on the merits,” it said in a motion.

The Trump-era rule, finalized ...