Government And Politics, Business, Climate, Emissions Laws And Regulations, Air Pollution, Air Quality, Environment, Pollution, Environmental Concerns, Pollution Laws And Regulations, Environmental Laws And Regulatio

Government And Politics, Business

Swiss narrowly reject tax hike to fight climate change

Exit polls indicate that Swiss voters have narrowly rejected a referendum that would have hiked fees and taxes on fuels that generate carbon dioxide

6/14/2021 1:12:00 AM

Exit polls indicate that Swiss voters have narrowly rejected a referendum that would have hiked fees and taxes on fuels that generate carbon dioxide.

Exit polls indicate that Swiss voters have narrowly rejected a referendum that would have hiked fees and taxes on fuels that generate carbon dioxide

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.The Associated PressGENEVA -- Exit polls on Sunday indicated that Swiss voters appear to have narrowly rejected a proposed “carbon dioxide law” that would have hiked fees andtaxeson fuels that produce greenhouse gases.

Vin Diesel walked Paul Walker's daughter down the aisle at her wedding Blackpink’s Lisa Claims The Third-Longest-Charting Single By A K-Pop Soloist In U.K. History Biden's early-presidency getaways so far outpace Trump's

The Alpine country has been experiencing an outsized impact from climate change. Switzerland has faced a rise in temperatures that is twice as fast as the global average, the government says. Greenhouse gases — notably carbon dioxide — are seen as the primary culprit.

The proposal would have revised and strengthened an existing law that was aimed at reducing CO2 emissions by 2030. It would have enacted new taxes on CO2-generating fuel and natural gas, as well as on airline tickets.The proposal was rejected by 51% of the vote, Swiss public broadcaster SRF reported. However, local media said not all votes had been counted and the final result was not expected before late Sunday or Monday.

The climate proposal was one of several measures that Swiss voters cast their ballots nationwide on Sunday.Critics of the proposal called it ineffective since Switzerland’s carbon-dioxide emissions amount to a mere 0.1% of the global tally.Among other issues on the nationwide ballot was a referendum on the government’s COVID-19 law, which was accepted. It will generate a surge in state spending.

Another initiative to improve the quality of drinking water in Switzerland was rejected — it would have made it harder for farmers to get state subsidies if they use some types of pesticides and antibiotics. A ban on the use of pesticides was also rejected.

A majority of Swiss voters supported an initiative to grant police enhanced surveillance powers and take preventative actions to help fight terrorism. Read more: ABC News »

It can happen here: Expert on tyranny warns of GOP extremism

As the GOP pushes officials who have backed overturning the 2020 presidential election and more election lies, most Republicans now doubt the election results. MSNBC’s Ari Melber is joined by Timothy Snyder, who is an expert on authoritarian politics, to discuss the threat the GOP poses to U.S. democracy.

xanalysis I am from Switzerland. Here live a lot of ignorant dumb neoliberal people. However, we are a very tiny country. We are just the a* of Western world. Whereas it really really really counts what the US do to save the climate.

Swiss to vote on whether to become first European nation to ban synthetic pesticidesSwitzerland could become the first European country to ban artificial pesticides in a June 13 referendum which backers of the initiative hope will trigger similar prohibitions elsewhere.

Billie Shepherd thanks fans as Mummy Diaries cancelled due to sister Sam's exitBillie Shepherd has taken to Instagram to address the end of The Mummy Diaries following her sister Sam Faiers' departure from the show and what comes next for the Shepherd clan Thank God For That. There's even a silver lining, in these dark times. 😃😃😃😃 Shame ! I used to enjoy that DailyMirror Yay about time.

Princess Anne Thinks Harry and Meghan’s Royal Exit Was “The Right Thing to Do”In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Princess Anne showed support for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal exit, saying it was the 'right thing to do.' Yes that’s true, however, I don’t think Anne anticipated that her simpleton, pussy whipped nephew, his Narco wife would begin their plans of disassembling the Monarchy as well as the RF members immediately, even before they left leaving a wake of destruction in their path.

Afghans Face Exit Problems as U.S. Pauses Visa Interviews in KabulAhead of the U.S. withdrawal, thousands of Afghans who worked for the U.S. government await visas to emigrate let them come here if they're lives are in danger and they helped us 100% Emigrate to U.S.? Do not allow it. They may not be Afgans but Norwegians there, enemy of Afgans and enemy of U.S.

Tyler Cameron Says The Bachelor Franchise Needs “Some Fresh Faces” After Chris Harrison’s Exit - E! OnlineTyler Cameron says he's excited about the 'new life' for The Bachelor franchise after Chris Harrison stepped down following a controversial interview about racism with Rachel Lindsay. I actually think the franchise has ran it’s course. That is bull shit He's ignorant ...that show is a joke now🙄

David Attenborough tells G7 climate change decisions 'most important in human history'Attenborough will address world leaders by video on the final day of the G-7 summit in England.