Obama says: " European Union Emissions Trading Scheme not the way out of Climate Change" (signs bill excluding US airlines from EU Carbon Trading Scheme)

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Barack Obama has approved a bill that exempts US airlines from the EU aviation carbon trading scheme
Barack Obama has approved a bill that exempts US airlines from the EU's aviation carbon trading scheme. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty
Barack Obama has signed a law excluding US airlines from the European Union's carbon trading scheme, delivering a blow to campaigners' hopes for stronger climate action during the president's second term.
Environmental campaigners had urged Obama to veto the aviation bill as a sign of his commitment to fighting climate change in his second term.
The White House said in a statement Obama still saw climate change as a priority but that he disagreed with subjecting US and other foreign airlines to the EU emissions trading scheme.
"The Obama administration is firmly committed to reducing harmful carbon pollution from civil aviation both domestically and internationally," a White House statement to reporters said. But "the application of the EU ETS to non-EU air carriers is the wrong way to achieve that objective".