Monbiot on flying and the environment

The bulk of the article is about the drasticaly terrible effect flying has on global warming. Doesn't quite ring true to me. But this quote sure got my attention:

Last week the Guardian obtained a leaked copy of a draft treaty betweenthe European Union and the United States which would prevent us fromtaking any measure to reduce the airlines’ environmental impact without the approval of the US government

WTF? As if the US should the last authority on environmental issues. Yeah right.

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