While the US aviation sector has called for bailout packages close to $120 billion this week, environmental lobby groups have said financial assistance programmes should be linked to environmental sustainability. US-based lobby group, the Environmental Defense Fund, put out a statement yesterday commenting on requests from the airline sector for Federal government help. While the EDF conceded the need for a dramatic response to COVID-19, “devastating economic impacts” . The EDF statement went onto link any assistance for airlines to environmental impacts  also need to be mindful of one of the most important lessons of the current crisis: the critical need

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