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WWF Statement on the Signing the EU-ETS Prohibition Act

World Wildlife Fund’s Keya Chatterjee, Director of International Climate Policy, released the following statement in response to today's signing of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011, S.1956, by President Barack Obama.

Chatterjee said:

WWF called for a veto of this bill and we are disappointed that it passed. However, there is a silver lining here -- the administration has appointed high level representatives to pursue a global solution for aviation and climate. The White House now must endorse a global, market-based measure to rein in carbon pollution from aviation. If they do, we are optimistic that the U.S. can work with ICAO to develop a package of policies that will reduce our share of global emissions.”