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Legal Brawl Set Over ‘Weak’ Airline Greenhouse Gas Standards (1)

Jan. 15, 2021, 6:09 PM; Updated: Jan. 15, 2021, 7:59 PM

Trump administration standards on carbon emissions from new planes don’t do enough to curb major greenhouse gas output from the airline industry, according to a pair of lawsuits filed Friday.

A dozen states and the District of Columbia, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) and the California Air Resources Board, or CARB, filed a petition for review at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, urging judges to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever greenhouse gas standards for aircraft.

The Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club, and Friends of the Earth filed a...

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