UK government's proposal to grant the Environment Agency the power to fine airlines that do not comply with the EU's aviation emissions trading scheme and fail to report emissions data--with fines rising from £5,000 ($6,998.55) and potential seizure of aircraft for nonpayment--could open a legal can of worms, according to Christopher Norton, who heads the environment and climate change practice at international law firm Lovells. Speaking recently to ATWOnline, Norton said, "The seizure ...

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