Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Air-travel to tripple?

BBCNews has a piece titled 'Euro MPs debate air travel impact' in which they discuss limiting the impacts of air-travel:

"The UK predicts air travel will triple in the next 30 years.

The EU executive, the European Commission, is currently preparing legislation to reduce greenhouse gases from aviation.

The European Parliament is discussing the proposals, contained in a report, as Europeans queue up at airports to fly off on holiday.

The report recommends that the airline industry's exemption from paying Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel should be scrapped, and says an additional fuel tax should be brought in. It would apply around the world."

Someone has to pay...

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