Ryanair represents "the irresponsible face of capitalism" and US carriers' attitude toward carbon emissions is "a disgrace," according to UK Minister of State-Climate Change and the Environment Ian Pearson, The Guardian reported Friday. Ryanair and the US-based Air Transport Assn. are among those who have protested the plan to bring airlines into the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme starting in 2011 (ATWOnline, Dec. 21, 2006). Pearson said Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary "just seems to take pride ...

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