PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Expert Reacts to EPA’s New Aviation Emissions Rule

Published July 22, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency today released new emission rules for commercial jets under the Clean Air Act. The United States standards will now match that of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

The following statements from H. Sterling Burnett, senior fellow for environment policy at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. To book a Heartland guest on your program, please contact Director of Communications Jim Lakely at [email protected] and 312/377-4000 or (cell) 312/731-9364.

“It is shameful and discouraging that the Trump administration, of all presidential administrations one can imagine, is taking the lead on imposing greenhouse gas limits on aircraft manufacturers. There is little evidence humans are causing climate change and this decision plays into the hands of power-seeking climate alarmists – who would say if aviation greenhouse gas emissions are dangerous meriting sharp restrictions, then cars, cows, factories, and power plants are even worse emitters, so the Trump administration should adopt stricter targets rather than rolling back emission reduction plans set by Obama. One can only speculate that deep state, swamp dwelling holdovers from the Obama administration are behind this regulation.”

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Environment & Energy Policy
The Heartland Institute
Managing Editor, Environment & Climate News
[email protected]