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Green Tax On Long-Haul Flights

 I recently blogged about our impending move to Canada, and the environmental cost of flying.

In a proposed plan that has triggered fury in the US, airline passengers would pay up to £27 extra for a return ticket to cover the environmental damage caused by their flights, under European Commission proposals to address climate change. The legislation (which will be published next month) would require all flights arriving or departing from European Union airports to buy permits to cover their carbon dioxide emissions.

Source: GroovyGreen.com – Start Today :: Save Tomorrow : Blog Archive : EU Plans Green Tax On Long-Haul Commercial Flights

Not that I want to pay more for flights, but why do people think they can continue to damage the environment without paying for some remediation or offset?

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.