Global Dispute Could Halt New Greenhouse Gas Guidelines For Ships

October 13, 2004
An emerging global dispute is threatening to derail the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) development of first-time guidelines for calculating greenhouse gas emissions from ships, leaving EPA and other U.S. officials concerned that the disagreement could also undermine a host of future IMO standards on the environment and other issues. Talks are taking place this week in London at a meeting of the IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee, where developing countries including India and China are expected to argue that they...

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