ref date:18 Jun 1999 (ENV)
Scots pay environment tax whilst US and China do nothing
A group of leading Scottish businessmen have told the London
chancellor, Gordon Brown, that plans to introduce the
'environmental change levy' to help pay for environmental
industrial controls agreed at the Kyoto summit, will HARM Scottish
They are of course correct. Whilst the environment needs to be protected
the United States and China are doing NOTHING to comply and their
combined pollution and fossil fuel usage is driving the environmental
changes that are now all to self evident.
We seem to have a choice: do nothing and protect jobs whilst the
environment goes to hell OR tax business and let the environment go to
hell anyway as the USA and China will NOT comply with Kyoto pollution
Not much of a choice! Perhaps the EU needs to impose a TAX ON US AND CHINESE
goods as they are produced in a NON ECO_FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT?
Why should all Europeans pay to subsidise the USA and China?