Weren’t the euro-weenies all crying about the “Evil Bush” not signing the Kyoto Treaty? (And lied while doing it, the treaty was never brought up for a vote.)
Well, their still crying. But it’s a different tune now:
Meanwhile, heavy industry has stepped up its condemnation of proposals endorsed last week by the European parliament’s environment committee that would force businesses to pay for the carbon dioxide they emit.
Speaking to the FT, representatives of the German Mittelstand – the small and medium-sized businesses that form the backbone of the economy – added their own voice to the fight against the compulsory purchase of emissions permits.