Court rules in favor of European Union emissions trading

"I joined with Chairman Mica, and other leaders on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, to introduce legislation to reject the go-it-alone approach taken by the EU that directly infringes on the sovereignty of the United States," he continued. "The court’s decision further reinforces the need for Congress to act to help ensure that U.S. air carriers are held harmless from liability under this unilateral system.”

Environmentalists have opposed the proposed bill to respond to the EU proposal, arguing it would worsen air pollution.