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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Aviation and the Environment: NextGen and Research and Development Are Keys to Reducing Emissions and Their Impact on Health and Climate

Title:
Aviation and the Environment: NextGen and Research and Development Are Keys to Reducing Emissions and Their Impact on Health and Climate

Abstract:
Aviation contributes a modest but growing proportion of total U.S. emissions, and these emissions contribute to adverse health and environmental effects. Aircraft and airport operations, including those of service and passenger vehicles, emit ozone and other substances that contribute to local air pollution, as well as carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Two key federal efforts, if implemented effectively, can help to reduce aviation emissions - NextGen initiatives in the near term and research and development over the longer term.

URL:
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-08-706T

Source:
Government Accountability Office

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
May 6, 2008

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