The National Business Aviation Association is keeping a watchful eye on developments following a formal ruling, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency on April 17, that greenhouse gases, including aviation emissions, threaten public health, said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.
The ruling means that the agency could step in to regulate emissions from aircraft and other sources as public health hazards, depending on what congressional action is taken on climate change legislation.
“As we know, business aviation has a long-standing record of progress on emissions reduction,” Bolen said. “Nevertheless, Washington policymakers continue to review aviation emissions as part of an ongoing study of all transportation emissions, and this ruling is more evidence of that fact.”
Bolen added that EPA officials have said the agency will gather public input over a 60-day period before taking any further actions.
To read the full EPA ruling: epa.gov/climatechange/endangerment.html