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The Greening of Aviation
In Europe, local emission charges already are in place at a few airports. Airlines may be assessed not only for the stuff coming out of the engines but for pollution caused by automobile traffic to and from the airport. More is on the way. Although international aviation was relegated to the too hard pile in the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change that became effective in February, there was then and remains a determination to bring it into compliance.