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EU wins court green light to start airline emissions charges
EUBusiness.com (AFP) ^ | 21 December 2011, 18:41 CET

Posted on 12/21/2011 10:19:38 AM PST by Olog-hai

Europe pledged Wednesday to press on with new charges for airline carbon emissions across its airspace as of January 1, after scoring a key victory over US rivals in the EU's top court.

The decision was welcomed as vindication by the European Union, which told US airlines to get ready to obey the law in the same way EU companies respect American regulations.

But it was not without collateral damage, with industry sources fearing a possible trade war after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned of reprisals ahead of the ruling.

A high-ranking source in the aviation sector told AFP that "the court's judgment risks unleashing a trade war between Europe and the United States."

The US government itself, while not a party to the court case brought by north American airlines and industry bodies, said it maintained "strong legal and policy objections."

The airlines had challenged an EU decision to include as of next year all carriers in a carbon trading system targeting heavy polluting industries as part of the EU's efforts against climate change.

US and Canadian carriers had argued that the decision was discriminatory and amounted to a backdoor tax.

But the European Court of Justice ruled that the EU's approach was "valid," and that it "infringes neither the principles of customary international law at issue nor the Open Skies Agreement" covering trans-Atlantic flights. …

(Excerpt) Read more at eubusiness.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: airlines; carbontrading; climate; cooling; crapweasels; emissions; environutters; europeanunion; globalwarming; green; greenenergy; scam; tax; taxes; warming; yourapeein

1 posted on 12/21/2011 10:19:43 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Gee Im sorry sir, we no longer fly to Europe.


2 posted on 12/21/2011 10:22:31 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: Olog-hai

More socialist insanity. Got a problem? Raise taxes.
They are incapable of learning from their own mistake: the EU.


3 posted on 12/21/2011 10:24:42 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Olog-hai
I object to that ridiculous tax. I won't pay it. No flights to Europe. If large numbers of other folks have the same approach, the airlines will massively reduce or eliminate the flights. Screw you EU.
4 posted on 12/21/2011 10:25:28 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Olog-hai
make US landing fees for flights from or connecting through EU nations, the same as the freakin carbon emissions tax.
5 posted on 12/21/2011 10:26:10 AM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: Olog-hai
$16/passenger per flight. (220 * 16 = $3520).

Whole lot of money changing hands for no work being done.

6 posted on 12/21/2011 10:28:50 AM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Olog-hai

Priced a ticket to Frankfurt, GE just yesterday. The ticket was about $550 - plus another $200 in taxes and fees. I wonder what that will go to with this stupid carbon tax?

On another note I read an article about buses making a comeback. They’re much nicer and offer wifi. Heck, I can sit on a bus for 24hrs and use wifi the whole way.

Orlando to Boston - $360 on Greyhound. Hell, I can fly for that much. Actually much less. I bought a RT ticket on Southwest from Orlando to New Hampshire for $135 three days ago.


7 posted on 12/21/2011 10:29:09 AM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Olog-hai

Bad news for everybody. The EU seems determined to drag the entire world economy down the toilet in order to satisfy its own political purposes. It’s obvious that it’s now a malevolent force in world history.


8 posted on 12/21/2011 10:30:26 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: Olog-hai

Good. Maybe less of them will fly here now.


9 posted on 12/21/2011 10:30:33 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Olog-hai

And just think! The EU is the same group of nations that wants us to bail them out again.

It won’t happen but I sure would like to see the airlines reduce the number of flights there or just stop flying to the EU as it is a waste of time and money.


10 posted on 12/21/2011 10:30:37 AM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: VeniVidiVici

not far from an airline tickets having as many fees as going on a cruise.


11 posted on 12/21/2011 10:30:45 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Olog-hai

Did Algore come up with this brilliance?


12 posted on 12/21/2011 10:31:48 AM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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To: Olog-hai

I can only guess the “European vacations” will drop. We are holding on as is.

The only one’s going to Europe on vacation is the richy riches...i.e. MITTENS and his bff barry and family....ON OUR TAX DOLLARS!


13 posted on 12/21/2011 10:33:12 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Olog-hai
I don’t get it. If the EU imposes a tax on all airlines flying in their airspace, what does Clinton have to bitch about?
14 posted on 12/21/2011 10:37:10 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: EagleUSA

More socialist insanity. Got a problem? Raise taxes.
Because a problem demands an answer and socialists are too dumb to think except to tax.


15 posted on 12/21/2011 10:38:35 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: NoGrayZone

I’m betting that any US carriers based in Kalifornia or similar rat-run states will be forced to cave to EU demands or face punitive taxes/fees from their ‘green’, rat legistlators and environutter activists.


16 posted on 12/21/2011 10:39:30 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Olog-hai

Wonder how they’ll handle it when Obama takes AF1, a pair of C-17’s and Marine One over to Europe for a ‘vacation’? Michelle and the Kids flying separately, as per usual?


17 posted on 12/21/2011 10:40:32 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Our only solution is to stop flying. If one must fly for business, it’s on their expense, not yours.

Hopefully business will see how screwed and being taken advantage of and perhaps....IN MY WILDEST DREAMS, keep jobs here in the USSA.

It’s at least a starting point.


18 posted on 12/21/2011 10:43:09 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Olog-hai
The EU fools absolutely refuse to let go of global warming, climate change, green energy, windmills, solar panels, carbon credits, carbon taxes, socialism and whatever else they can cook-up to kill capitalism and stifle freedom and free enterprise. They are bankrupt, financially and morally, but they just can't quit being stupid.
19 posted on 12/21/2011 10:43:38 AM PST by JPG (Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.)
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To: JPG

I remember reading that their pensions are heavily invested in ‘green energy’.

Maybe that is why they can’t let it go.


20 posted on 12/21/2011 10:45:36 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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Thanx for the ping Olog-hai !

 


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21 posted on 12/21/2011 11:29:12 AM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Olog-hai
Stop flying American planes to Europe and double their tax on any of their crap flying here. If they want a trade war... give them one in spades.

LLS

22 posted on 12/21/2011 11:59:11 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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23 posted on 12/21/2011 12:10:07 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Airplanes burn their fuel clean as compared to a car.


24 posted on 12/21/2011 12:50:35 PM PST by USAF80
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To: eyeamok

You got it!

Either airlines quit flying or the public balks at rate increases!


25 posted on 12/21/2011 12:50:51 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Olog-hai

Even Hillary warned of reprisals. For starters, if every ticket had a $16 carbon tax to go to Europe, I propose a US imposed $20 Socialist moron processing fee for foreign EU airlines coming to the US.

Let them spiral down the ‘carbon tax’ drain and let them see how that works for them, but we don’t have to put up with it.


26 posted on 12/21/2011 1:04:17 PM PST by Wildbill22
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To: Olog-hai
Obama will never do it, but there are so many ways to play this game. For instance, the EU wants IMF/US funds to prop up their economies. How about, if you want our money, you stop your insanity, or EU airline landing rights just go up by the amount of the EU tax, or whatever else causes sufficient pain to change their Euro minds?
27 posted on 12/21/2011 1:28:37 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Olog-hai

The EU administration, like a great many moderns, won’t be happy until we’re all back to living in caves, sucking marrow from old bones and picking each other over for lice.


28 posted on 12/21/2011 3:02:34 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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