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Topic - Marion C. Blakey
Defense contractors already are preparing for the layoffs and plant closures that will occur if Congress fails to reach a deal on the federal deficit this year, triggering $600 billion in automatic Pentagon spending cuts.
The head of a top American aviation group on Thursday called the European Union's controversial Emissions Trading Scheme "wrong-headed" and "do-gooderism."
The Federal Aviation Administration hopes to have a plan to cut airline delays 20 percent on the East Coast in place by the end of summer, Administrator Marion C. Blakey said yesterday.
"We're very much stepping up," she said. "It's not as though we do not see the environmental impact of aviation as being something that we have an obligation to address. We do."