Thursday, February 26, 2009

UK "Environment Czar" threatens fundamental freedoms

One of the outdoor industry organizations we belong to recently sent out this news headline. This is the kind of thing that makes me sick to my stomach and scared for our future...

UK’s “Environment Czar” Proposes that the Government Limit Travel to Prevent CO2 Emissions

In a move roundly condemned by British travel organizations, Adair Turner, chairman of the independent Committee on Climate Change that advises UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, recently proposed rationing overseas air travel by British Citizens. In remarks to Parliament's Environmental Audit Select Committee on Feb. 5th Turner said, "We will have to constrain demand in an absolute sense with people not allowed to make as many journeys as they could in an unconstrained manner.”

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