Many Say Trading Scheme Will Have Little Overall Impact
Environmentalists responded this week to the European
Commission's announced plan to bring aviation into an
emissions-trading market, with a goal of cutting emissions of
greenhouse gases. Those reactions ranged from yawns, to anger.
Currently left out of the merger mania surrounding four other US
carriers, Northwest Airlines is looking at an acquisition of its
own: beleagured regional carrier Mesaba Airlines. Unlike US
Airways' hostile bid for Delta, however, and AirTran's unwelcome
offer for Midwest Airlines... Mesaba appears to be eager and
willing for Northwest to step in.