Estonian minister says lid on pollution tax possible

  • 1999-11-11
TALLINN(BNS) - Estonian Environment Minister Heiki Kranich said an agreement within the government could make it possible to reduce the pace at which the tax for carbon dioxide emissions and depositing of ash will rise after 2001.Estonia cannot cut environment taxes down from the present however, the minister said.The rise in environment tax rates is high, but the overall rates are still very low compared with European rates, he said.As regards sulfur dioxide, Estonia has taken an obligation to cut emissions which is clearly beyond its powers, Kranich said. Therefore it would be advisable f...
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