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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

They had best not try this here

From RIA Novosti:

BRUSSELS, April 3 (RIA Novosti) - The government of Belgium's French-speaking region of Wallonia, which has a population of about 4 million, has approved a tax on barbequing, local media reported.

Experts said that between 50 and 100 grams of CO2, a so-called greenhouse gas, is emitted during barbequing. Beginning June 2007, residents of Wallonia will have to pay 20 euros for a grilling session.

The local authorities plan to monitor compliance with the new tax legislation from helicopters, whose thermal sensors will detect burning grills.

Then again, they don't celebrate the 4th of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day like we do.

Thanks to the WorldwideStandard for the tip.

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