Just three roundtrip cross-country or trans-Atlantic flights cause almost as much climate pollution as the average American household produces in an entire year. With that in mind, lots of fliers are concerned about the heavy carbon impact of their travel, and want to choose airlines that are at least operating as efficiently as possible. Eco-conscious travelers may want to take a look at a new a new report by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), which ranks the efficiency of domestic operations by America's major largest carriers. The ranking shows that Alaska Airlines is the industry's green North Star, using fuel …
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Glenn Hurowitz is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy.
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