Government Green Racket

Flint, Perry
October 2010
Air Transport World;Oct2010, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p5
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the high levels of anxiety about global warming which can alarm the public into accepting the government's taxation schemes particularly in the airline industry in Europe. He believes that the ecological air travel levy, launched in Germany by the government, is a scheme to generate funds. He finds it ironic that some governments convert issues on global warming into a racket, while the airline industry is serious in its effort to reduce greenhouse gases.


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