Wed, Oct 26, 2011
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though
we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a
bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the
“The European Union is unilaterally attempting to
impose an illegal scheme on American airlines. This is unacceptable
for all sorts of reasons. The money the EU is attempting to extract
from our airlines would come at the expense of our much-needed
investments in ‘NextGen’ technologies to upgrade our
air traffic control system, and the purchasing of new aircraft -
just two proven methods of improving environmental performance. If
the EU gets away with this unilateral scheme, what's to stop them
from imposing all sorts of new ‘eco-charges’ on other
activities outside the EU? And we don’t even have a guarantee
that the fees will be used to benefit the environment.”
Source: Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI), Chair of the
House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee, During debate on H.R.
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