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JetBlue plans to become first carbon-neutral US airline

JetBlue is going JetGreen. The airline announced plans Monday to become the first major US carrier to go carbon-neutral amid growing concerns about the industry’s contributions to climate change. JetBlue said it will offset carbon dioxide emissions from all domestic flights starting in July by investing in environmentally friendly projects around the world, such as forest conservation and wind farms. “By offsetting all of our domestic flying, we’re preparing our business for the lower-carbon economy that aviation — and all sectors — must plan for,” JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes said in a statement. JetBlue also pledged to start using sustainable fuel made entirely from “waste and residue raw materials” on all flights out of ...