Friday, October 07, 2011

The Scourge of the Planet - That Would Be Us

U.S. airlines lost a critical fight this week to avoid paying the costs of pollution caused by their aircraft in Europe. Foreign airlines are required to pay for their carbon pollution by the European Union, but American airlines insisted that they should not be required to pay for their share of pollution. It is the type of argument that received rapturous applause in Congress and immediate waivers of liability. However, American executives were shocked when the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg actually ruled that the companies should pay their environmental tax.


[The] Obama Administration opposes the pollution tax being applied to U.S. companies. Obama Administration officials insist that U.S. airlines should be allowed to pollute in Europe as they do in the United States — without paying such costs.

  Jonathan Turley

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated. There may be some delay before your comment is published. It all depends on how much time M has in the day. But please comment!