Ahhhh! A small ray of hope appeared in a recent news story regarding air travel. At least Europe is considering charging air passengers for the cost to the environment. A story titled, “Air fares ‘to double’ as Europe votes for green tax” stated:
“Air passengers will be charged up to £40 extra for a return ticket within Europe to pay for the environmental impact of their journeys, under plans approved by the European Parliament yesterday.”
Will the practice spread to the United States? Probably not at first.
“But the scheme is likely to be limited to flights within Europe in the early years to avoid legal challenges from the United States and other countries.”