Energy & Environment

UK fines Trump for plane’s carbon emissions

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United Kingdom officials have fined a Donald Trump company for violating the country’s rules for airplane carbon dioxide emissions.

The UK’s Environment Agency said this week that DJT Operations I LLC, part of the real estate mogul’s Trump Organization, owes 1,610.73 pounds, or $2,347.28, for failing to pay for airplane carbon pollution under the European Union’s cap-and-trade system, the Guardian reports.

{mosads}Trump is an outspoken skeptic about climate change and a critic of policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gases.

Among other things, he has said it was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

DJT Operations I owns the main Boeing 757 that the presidential candidate uses to fly, emblazoned with “Trump” on the side in white letters.

It’s unclear whether the 757 was the cause of the carbon fine or if the company owns other aircraft.

An unrelated formal petition to the UK’s parliament asks the government to ban Trump from the country. The parliament will formally debate the proposal later this month because it reached 500,000 signatures, the necessary threshold.

Other aircraft operators on the UK’s fine list include 21st Century Fox and the royal family of Bahrain.

Airlines in the EU must submit credits for their carbon emissions, which can be bought for 8 euro ($8.72) per metric ton.

Trump traveled to the UK to open a luxury golf course in 2012, which may have prompted the carbon fine, the Guardian reported.

The Trump Organization did not respond to a request for comment.

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