From the BBC:
French government backs down on carbon tax plan
The French government has signalled that it is dropping a plan for a tax on domestic carbon dioxide emissions.
Jean-Francois Cope, parliamentary leader of the governing UMP party, was quoted as saying the tax “would be Europe-wide or not (exist) at all”.
Prime Minister Francois Fillon told parliament that the government should focus on policies that increased France's economic competitiveness.
Good to see them coming back to their senses. It is idiocy to put a tax on something that is nothing more than plant food and is entirely unrelated to any short or long term climate changes.
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