Peter DeFazio

June 4, 2008 - 10:57am

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), acting chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, accused John Bruton, the European Union’s Ambassador to the U.S., of “looking for a trade war” during a hearing on aviation emissions May 7. The spat began when DeFazio questioned an EU proposal that would force airlines flying from Los Angeles to London to pay carbon allowances to the EU for the entire 6,000 miles.

May 8, 2008 - 12:24pm

John Bruton, the European Union’s Ambassador to the U.S., received a decidedly undiplomatic reception while testifying on aviation emissions before the House aviation subcommittee on Tuesday. The ambassador got into a rancorous spat with Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), who was designated acting chairman of the subcommittee at the time.

 
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