28 Jun '11, 3am

Obama Administration Mounts Late Resistance to EU Airline Carbon Tax

Obama Administration Mounts Late Resistance to EU Airline Carbon Tax

The world has had plenty of warning that the EU was going to require that all aircraft landing in Europe have lower CO2 levels by 2012, or pay harsh greenhouse gas fines. The tough new rule was first announced back in 2008, and, because Europe – unlike America – has a bribery-free government; the law has not been rescinded by oil-company shills in their parliament. “The EU does not intend to withdraw or amend the…directive. It is established EU law,” an EU official told Reuters, according to CNet . But now, just 6 months before the deadline for the draconian new rule to take effect, both the US and China are crying foul. The rule requires all airlines flying to Europe after January 1st, 2012 to be included in the ETS (Europe’s Cap and Trade: European Trading Scheme ), a system that forces polluters to buy permits for each metric ton of carbon dioxide they emit above a cert...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/06/27/obama-administration-...

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