Ryanair rejects calls for aviation green tax
CEO has harsh words for lawmakers
He said aircraft emissions are insignificant compared to the pollution caused
by emerging economies and cars and described recent demands by UK lawmakers and
environment campaigners as ‘the usual horseshit’.
Speaking at a news conference to launch a new Ryanair gaming service, O’Leary
claimed aviation accounts for only 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
A report commissioned by the UK
Treasury and released earlier this week called for tougher measures to
combat the effects of global warming.