Skip to comments.France to ban domestic flights where trains are available, in move to cut emissions
Posted on 04/14/2021 10:19:26 AM PDT by Olog-hai
France is set to ban short domestic flights in favor of train services, after lawmakers approved a plan that will see several air routes discontinued to reduce emissions.
MPs voted late on Saturday to some suspend some flights by domestic airlines that can be made by train in less than two-and-a-half hours, as part of a wider climate bill. If the bill passes through France’s upper house, the Senate, France will join a number of European countries seeking to move away from short flights.
But some have criticized President Emmanuel Macron for watering down proposals from his own environmental panel, which had recommended a ban on flights where a train journey would take less than four hours.
Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said the government’s proposal was “reasonable.” He told lawmakers during the debate that a four-hour threshold “would have really impacted territories that need flights.” …
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Soon they’ll be banning auto traffic when mass transit is available.
In much of the Northeast US, a two hour train ride is probably fifty miles...
Good Lord. But still no public open debate on man made global warming.
right now you have to change 3 times to get across France...no direct schedules due to the Wu Hu Flu...
That’s a 25-mph average speed. Used to be that local trains had a 40-mph average speed or higher when the private sector ran them.
Train brains. Though I must admit, I wonder if more train service in FL would get some a-hole drivers off the roads and make things a little safer? But yeah, many trains run on “non polluting” electricity. Or IS it? Like with Teslas and other electric cars where does that electricity come from, unicorn farts?
Haven’t they ever heard of High Speed Stagecoach. Coming to a Communist country near you.
You are morally obligated to go the slow way ... Mad Mommy Earth demands it.
“Soon they’ll be banning auto traffic when mass transit is available.”
Maybe so over here with Democrats in power, but NOTHING can be worse than having RINOs around to stop them.
Soon they will ban subways because walking is available..................
Fascists love making the trains run on time.
Little else to show. Just their choo choos.
Settled science remember. What’s to debate? :-(
I had my fill of France and their public employee transportation unions.
Unless you are one of the political elite.
Then you take a private jet.
“...would get some a-hole drivers off the roads...” Uh, probably not. Some people still haven’t realized we ain’t YEWWWWrope.
> But still no public open debate on man made global warming. <
That is absolutely the worst part about this whole mess.The exchange of ideas is being suppressed.
I wish I knew who said this about “settled science”:
If it’s settled, it’s not science.
And if it’s science, it’s not settled.
So firehouse sammiches then?
I believe it was Obama.
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