India protests EU airline emissions tax

January 11th, 2012 by InvestorPoint

NEW DELHI, Jan. 11 (UPI) — The European Union should immediately withdraw the carbon tax it began imposing on airlines beginning with the new year, India’s environment minister said. Indian Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan warned EU Commissioner for Climate and Energy Connie Hedegaard in a letter the carbon emissions tax demanded from international airlines using European airspace is illegal and will hurt future climate-change negotiations, the Indian business news daily Mint reported Monday. …continued

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