EU to Tax World Via Airline Carbon-Tax Program


Airlines from around the world that fly into and out of the EU are fighting to overturn a new rule that would cost them billions of dollars for their carbon-dioxide emissions, not just over European skies, but during the whole trip. The United States, along with a number of other countries, has denounced the move and is begging the EU to reconsider.

“There’s no question this will add a significant new cost to an already-burdened airline industry,” said Steve Lott, spokesman for the Air Transport Association, which is representing American Airlines and the merged United Airlines and Continental Airlines in a pending lawsuit against the EU. “What we don’t want to do is stunt the growth, or cap the growth, of the aviation industry, because the aviation industry drives global economies.”

But the EU has shown no signs of backing down. A Washington-based official with the European Union’s governing body says this is an important step, a “building block,” toward cleaning the environment.

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Are we starting to see the EU expand its bully pulpit to the world?..................2 Tim 3:1-4 But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble (hard to deal with and hard to bear). For people will be lovers of self and (utterly) self centered lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate (greedy) desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing) disobedient to authority, ungrateful, unholy and profane. (They will be) without natural (human) affection (callous and inhuman): relentless (admitting to no truce or appeasement); (they will be) slanders (false accusers, troublemakers, intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good. (They will be) treacherous (betrayers), rash, (and) inflated with self-conceit. (They will be) lovers of sensual pleasures rather than lovers of God (and His Living Word)...

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British Airways faces 50 million euro bill...to be added to ticket prices...?

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ef1e95c0-e097-11e0-bd01-00144feabdc0.html...

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10/24/11...The House of Congress voted Monday to exclude U.S. airlines from an emissions cap-and-trade program that the European Union plans to impose on all airlines flying to and from the continent beginning next year.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CONGRESS_AIRLINE_EMISSIONS?SIT...

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India has barred its airlines from complying with the European Union carbon tax scheme, joining China in resistance to plans that have caused a backlash among the EU's trade partners.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/india-bans-airlines-paying-eu-carbon-tax-071522...

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