US opposed to EU proposal on aircraft emissions

Carbon emissions trading at center of dispute


US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters has said that the Bush administration is strongly opposed to a European Union proposal that would include foreign airlines in a carbon emissions trading initiative.

If implemented, the proposal would require airlines flying into the EU to pay a premium for aircraft emissions.

Commenting on the plan, Peters said: "We do intend to push back very hard on the EU on this," Reuters reported.

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