Some EU Nations Push For Relaxed Emissions Rules

Law360, New York (October 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- France, Germany and Austria have called on the European Union to ease up on its ambitious goals to cut carbon dioxide emissions to combat climate change, citing the need to help industries affected by the economic slump.

Reuters reported that officials from the three nations have spoken out this week about the impact of the EU's plan, announced last year, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020, or by 30 percent if the United States and other countries take part in an international...
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