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ref date:27 Nov 2000 (ENV)
American polluters continue to spew garbage into the air

In 1997 the USA, Russia and Japan ALL agreed to cut CO2 emissions as they attended the Kyoto summit. They have done nothing to abide by the agreement. The USA did say it would plant more forest to absorb gases, but to what extent they would not say.

So, whilst the EU is working hard on emission cuts and whilst the "UK" pays 73% fuel tax, the USA continues to pollute unabated. Time for EU sanctions against the USA I think.

Allies and friends, and special relationships does NOT give the USA the right to flout international agreements they were party to. By taking a hard line pollute-as-you-go stance the US is setting a bad example to the rest of the world.