The ETS is “inconsistent” with international law. The EU has long said it will exempt airlines from countries with equivalent measures, but the Clinton-LaHood letter says this provision does not go far enough.
The letter does not spell out what actions the U.S. may take. Separately, the U.S. Transportation Department last week ordered U.S. and European carriers to submit ETS data to the U.S. government, in a move that many in the industry believed to be the first step in a potential U.S. retaliation against the ETS.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.