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EU stands firm on airline emissions despite Chinese fury

The European Union refused Thursday to back down from a disputed airline emissions fee despite China’s refusal to pay the new charge to land in Europe. The 27-nation EU began to require all airlines to buy pollution permits to fly to Europe on January 1 despite stiff opposition from the…

EU court rejects challenge to airline emissions charges

Europe’s top court on Wednesday threw out a US-led challenge to new charges for carbon emissions across EU airspace, opening up fears of a possible trade war which could also draw in China. North American airlines had challenged a European Union decision to include as of January 1 all carriers in a carbon trading system targeting heavy…