Environmental matters have hardly played a major role in the presidential campaign of Republican businessman Donald Trump, but he’ll be feeling their impacts firsthand. The billionaire tycoon now faces a fine in the U.K. over air pollution from one of his private jets.
According to the U.K.’s Environment Agency, DJT Operations I LLC must pay £1,610.73 ($2,319.49) for failing to submit sufficient credits to cover its air pollution. European rules require emitters to provide carbon permits for every ton of carbon dioxide pollution emitted or face penalties of £75 ($108.74) per ton of uncovered pollution.
Trump has dismissed the dangers of climate change in recent years, largely through tweets. In one November 2012 message, he said climate change was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive” while a December 2013 post called global warming “a total, and very expensive, hoax!”
Also fined by the Environmental Agency were 21st Century Fox, insurance giant AIG and the royal family of Bahrain. In all, the fines totaled more than £750,000 ($1,080,787) to 25 various entities.
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