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Not all airlines fighting European carbon trading plan

Major U.S. airlines and those from some other parts of the world are vehemently opposed to the European Union's new plan, or scheme in European English, for offsetting carbon emissions with a permitting system. Several major carriers already have said they are planning to pass on the costs of the plan to their customers. But as this story from Europe indicates, not all airlines are fighting the plan while they work on how to live with it.

Not all airlines fighting European carbon trading plan

Major U.S. airlines and those from some other parts of the world are vehemently opposed to the European Union's new plan, or scheme in European English, for offsetting carbon emissions with a permitting system. Several major carriers already have said they are planning to pass on the costs of the plan to their customers. But as this story from Europe indicates, not all airlines are fighting the plan while they work on how to live with it.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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