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    Congressman Markey Queries Federal Aviation Administrator on Failure to Consider Climate ChangePosted on Saturday, August 18, 2007 The Chairman of the House
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      Congressman Markey Queries Federal Aviation Administrator on Failure to Consider Climate Change

      Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2007

      The Chairman of the House Select Committee on Global Warming and Energy Independence, Rep. Ed Markey (Democrat from Massachusetts), prompted in part by a Climate Science Watch report [PDF] and Web site post, has sent a letter [PDF] to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration expressing concern that the FAA�s Next Generation Air Transport System (NextGen) fails to include climate change considerations in planning for future air travel challenges.

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      �In These Times� says U.S. Puts Concerns about Aviation�s Climate Impacts �On Stand-by�

      Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2007

      An article published August 15 by the online magazine In These Times quotes CSW Director Rick Piltz and echoes concerns raised in a CSW report issued July 18 that the FAA is failing to take into account the potential climate change impacts of aircraft emissions in its long-term planning for the rapidly expanding airline industry.

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      http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/

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