World Law Climate: The National Assembly suppresses some internal airlines
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The climate bill, currently under discussion at the National Assembly, provides for the removal of domestic airlines when the same journey by train takes less than 2h30aircraft - the climate bill, currently under discussion at the National Assembly, provides for the removal of domestic airlines when the same journey by train takes less than 2h30
voted Saturday night in first Reading the removal of certain internal airlines, in case of alternatives by train less than 2:30, after a lively debate and divergences until the majority. This emblematic measure of the project aims to delete links between Paris (Orly) and Nantes, Lyon or Bordeaux, but provides for exceptions for correspondence routes. The had claimed to give up interior flights in case of alternatives less than 4 hours by train, and not 2h30.
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The Governmental bill endorses the existing, since the government had forced out Air France to renounce the relevant links for financial support in May 2020. It will prohibit competitors from rushing into the breach. "We chose (the train threshold) 2h30 because 4 hours it comes to dry up territories often landed as the Grand Massif Central ... It would be unfairly iniqued in the Equity of the Territories," said the Minister Delegate to Transport John -Baptiste djebari.The PS and the right against the
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but the measurement aroused a lifting of shields of parliamentarians Different edges, often elected southwest, territory of airbus implantation, Toulouse, and many of its subcontractors. The PS Joël AviraNet (Haute-Garonne) has castigated the "disproportionate human cost" of the device and warned against job losses in aeronautics. His colleague David Habib criticized a measure of "decay" and "unemployment". On the right, Jean-Marie Sermier and Martial Sadder (LR) denounced a measure that comes to "break an exceptional die".
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Due to the COVID, "we have a very bad sector," the Modem Nicolas Turquois, a member of the majority. Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebari wanted to "dedraft the debate", stressing "the complementarity of the modes" between plane and train: "Each time", the development of TGVs "dried very quickly" the airlines concerned, A-T -He insists.Ecologists and inserts for a threshold at 4 hours
Conversely, ecologists and inshore pleaded to return to the initial proposal of the Citizen Climate Convention, with the threshold of 4 hours. Mathilde Panot (LFI) criticized "the empty article" of the current bill. A 4 hour threshold would eliminate the "most emitting" lines of greenhouse gases like Paris-Nice, Paris-Toulouse and Paris-Marseille, insisted Danièle Obono (LFI).
A decree should specify the measure and any other lines likely to be concerned like Paris-Rennes or Lyon-Marseille. The bill also provides for gradual carbon offset of domestic flights - Air France already applies it - and the prohibition of expanding airport facilities for expropriation if they lead to an increase in emissions.
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