Dan Gilmore / Jun. 11, 2015

Fly the EPA’s Unfriendly Skies

This isn’t simply the Environmental Protection Agency slapping more regulation on the American economy. The EPA released a report Wednesday claiming that jet engines endanger human health, opening the door for regulation. And no, we’re not talking chemtrails here. But the EPA would not be issuing its own regulation. Instead, it would look to adopt regulation developed by the United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organization that would require some aircraft engines manufactured after 2020 to conform to “green” regulation. “The U.S. transportation sector is a significant contributor to total U.S. and global anthropogenic GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions,” said the EPA’s regulatory announcement. “Aircraft remain the single largest GHG-emitting transportation source not yet subject to GHG standards in the U.S.” The announcement went on to say U.S. aircraft contribute to only 0.5% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Is it worth it for the U.S. to regulate an industry, control its innovation and adopt regulation from a global governing body to deal with just one fraction of the effort needed to supposedly prevent global temperatures from rising by 0.001 degree? There’s a fallacy in ecofascism: They think humans are in control of nature. More…

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