Tags: EU | ban | cars | trucks | cities

EU Aims to Ban Cars, Trucks From Cities by 2050

Monday, 28 Mar 2011 05:00 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The European Union wants to ban cars and trucks from cities by 2050 in a draconian plan designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 60 percent. The plan also includes a provision to force Europeans out of airplanes and into trains, the London Telegraph reported.

European Union, ban, cars, trucksThe goal is to force a “profound shift in transport patterns for passengers,” Siim Kallas of the EU transport commission told the Telegraph. The Brussels directives and new fuel taxes would be used to force people out of their cars, Kallas said.

"That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centers. Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behavior," he told The Telegraph.

Meanwhile, the Association of British Drivers dismissed the plan as crazy and economically disastrous.

If Kallas “wants to bring everywhere to a grinding halt and to plunge us into a new dark age, he is on the right track,” the Telegraph reported association spokesman Hugh Bladon as saying. “We have to keep things moving. The man is off his rocker," The Telegraph reported.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Immigrant Children Landing in Every State - Texas Has Most

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 20:45 PM

More than 30,000 children who've poured over the U.S.-Mexico border as part of an unprecedented flood of migrants have b . . .

Reps. Fleming, Sessions Spar Over House GOP Border Plan

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 20:27 PM

A proposal by House Republicans to slash President Barack Obama's emergency aid request to address the illegal immigrant . . .

Issa's House Oversight Panel Rebukes Obama WH for Ignoring Subpoena

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 20:25 PM

A top White House political adviser's refusal to testify twice before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committe . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved