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Nations Air Gripes on New EU Carbon Plan

Some member states say the proposed rules aren't clear enough. At issue: whether they will still receive certain pollution permits for free

A group of EU states has written to the European Commission, demanding clarification of its recently proposed overhaul of the union's emissions trading scheme, the cornerstone of its strategy against climate change.

"Medium and long-term investment planning requires certainty on the future framework as soon as possible," says the letter according to the Financial Times. The member states stress that it would be too long to wait three years for necessary details on whether they will still receive pollution permits for free.