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Amended Waxman/Markey Energy and Climate Bill Removes GHG Emissions Standards for Aviation

The amended version of the Waxman-Markey energy and cap-and trade bill (H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, earlier post) to be voted on by the House on Friday contains a number of changes to the original. Among these is the removal of provisions for greenhouse gas emissions standards for aviation (Sec. 221).

The substitute amendment also modifies the subsection addressing nonroad sources in order to ensure that manufacturers have adequate lead time for the development of their products.

The substitute amendment also revises Section 222 (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions Through Transportation Efficiency) to integrate new greenhouse gas reduction planning measures into the existing transportation planning process.

On 15 May Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Rep. Edward J. Markey introduced H.R. 2454, which was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and eight other committees in the House of Representatives. On 21 May, the House Energy and Commerce Committee favorably reported H.R. 2454. The substitute amendment to H.R. 2454 reflects changes recommended by the other committees and other changes.




Thank the lord. Cause Algore was getting hammered by those carbon offsets for his G5 flights.

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