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Chemical Firms Balk at U.K's Pledge to Cut Emissions 80% by 2050

9:18 AM MDT | October 17, 2008 | Alex Scott

A group of leaders of U.K.-based chemical companies and Steve Elliott, CEO, of industry group the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) have called on the British government to protect the chemical industry from anticipated costs associated with the country’s proposed climate change legislation. Their call follows the U.K. government's disclosure earlier this week that it has made a legally-binding commitment to cut the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by 2050. Environmental campaigners have described the U.K. government’s...

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