Italy ups auto fuel tax to tackle city pollution


ROME, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Italy is to increase taxes on petrol and diesel to pay for new, environmentally friendly buses to reduce smog which has forced many cities to close their roads to traffic, the environment minister said on Friday. Italy will add 0.1 of a euro cent (0.131 of a U.S. cent) per litre on diesel and half that on petrol -- a tiny increase on existing excise duties -- aiming to raise 350 million euros ($456.6 million) to invest in new bus fleets. Many Italian cities are ...

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