EU backs down on airline carbon tax

The Washington Times reports  (Link)

EU backs down on airline carbon tax

The European Union on Tuesday backed down from a controversial plan to charge international airlines for the pollution they create on flights to and from the continent, facing retaliation from the U.S., China, and India and other nations who said it encroached on their sovereignty.
European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard called for the bloc to “stop the clock” on the emissions trading system, or ETS, giving the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) another year to come up with a global solution for a meeting next November. The exemption applies to all foreign air carriers, but not those based in the EU.
Are they talking about  "the pollution they create on flights to and from the continent," or are they talking about harmless carbon dioxide emissions?

H/t Marc Morano


 

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