Sumary of AP FACT CHECK: Biden cleaner-jet-fuel plan far from takeoff:
- DALLAS (AP) — President Joe Biden and his team are promoting an agreement reached with the U.S. airline industry to cut aircraft greenhouse-gas emissions 20% by decade’s end, but the deal might not fly.
- In an announcement Thursday, the White House unveiled an array of measures to reduce climate-changing emissions.
- WHITE HOUSE, touting Biden’s steps to involve the government, aircraft makers, airlines and fuel suppliers to boost the use of cleaner fuels: The measures “will result in the production and use of billions of gallons of sustainable fuel that will enable aviation emissions to drop 20% by 2030 when compared to business as usual.
- The airline industry says bridging the gap will require bold steps including grants and tax credits for producers, government support for research, and more.
- Airplanes produce only around 3% of the world’s heat-trapping emissions, but their share is growing rapidly.
- “The Biden EPA needs to set strong airplane emissions standards now, not get mired in the myth of sustainable airline fuels.