Senators aim to pass anti-ETS aviation bill this week

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters Point Carbon) - Authors of a bill that would shield U.S. airlines from participating in the EU's emissions trading scheme will try to finalize a compromise with dissenting senators to get the legislation passed before Senate goes into recess on Friday.

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters Point Carbon) - Authors of a bill that would shield U.S. airlines from participating in the EU's emissions trading scheme will try to finalize a compromise with dissenting senators to get the legislation passed before Senate goes into recess on Friday.

The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator John Thune and Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, cleared a vote in the 19-member Senate commerce committee on July 31.

The bill's passage in the committee sent a strong message to European officials that both the administration and Congress object to the EU's imposition of its carbon emissions trading (ETS) scheme on U.S. airlines.

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