Another potential hurdle for GA...the EPA


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Boy things just keep comin these days.

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has commented on a set of proposed regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that seek to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, specifically targeting emissions by general aviation aircraft. The EPA’s own greenhouse gas emissions inventory shows, according to AOPA, that general aviation jets and pistons generated only 5.54 percent of the total aviation contribution and 0.74 percent of the overall transportation sector contribution. *Of that 0.74 percent, 0.61 came from jet-powered aircraft and 0.13 percent from* *piston-powered aircraft.* This compares with 81.33 percent for on-road motor vehicles, 12.53 percent for commercial and military aviation, 2.4 percent for locomotives and 2.26 percent for marine vessels. “Overall,” said AOPA, “it is inherently obvious when evaluating the data that GA’s impact on the global climate is currently and will continue to be exceedingly small. Any EPA requirement that would result in the installation of pollution controls on GA aircraft or require a change in how GA aircraft are operated would have safety and cost implications that cannot be ignored.”


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In addition, we've administration coming in that buys the global warming scam hook, line and sinker. I have a feeling that any arguments against any unwarranted regulation will fall on deaf ears or will be answered with, "Airplanes are a rich man's toy, they can afford to comply with it. After all, its only fair."



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You man not buy global warming but you have to admit that humans are affecting the environment by not using the earths resources responsibly. You cannot dispute that.

I would guess that GA is being picked on because it will not have the lobbying power of the other segments of the transportation industry. Congress is all about token results.


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EPA tried this before a decade or two ago when they got rid of all leaded mogas, they tried to get rid of leaded avgas too. It didn't fly then, FAA told them to pound sand.