Organisation Name
US Chamber of Commerce
InfluenceMap Query
Emissions Trading
Data Source
Media Reports
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-2.0

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Opposing emissions trading

InfluenceMap Comment:

Advocating for legislation preventing US airline carriers from complying with the EU ETS (mccaskill.senate, March 2014)

Extract from Source:

Following McCaskill and Thune's effort, the EU announced late last year that it would delay applying the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to the aviation industry for one year to allow time for an international agreement. Today, the EU extended that delay through at least 2017 [...] EU ETS is a proposed emissions trading program that would levy a tax on U.S. airline carriers' flights into and out of EU countries. It is related to European countries' interest in reaching their own internal goals for carbon emissions. The EU program being considered would apply a "cap-and-trade" carbon tax system to all flights originating or landing in Europe-taxing even those emissions that occur over the United States, international waters, and elsewhere outside Europe. Remarkably, these taxes would not be set aside for a specific purpose, and could be used as part of the general fund of any European Union government for virtually any purpose. The McCaskill-Thune legislation received the support of dozens of organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and unions representing airline employees.

Created: 03/06/2015 Last edited: 02/01/2018