Higher pressure on Canadian oil sands

EU parliamentarians are raising the pressure on the Canadian oil sands industry, which they accuse of destroying forests and polluting the air and waterways. In April 17 members of the European Parliament wrote to EU climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard, urging her to maintain barriers to oil sands in draft EU standards to promote greener fuels. “The extraction and refining of tar sand oil is around three times more carbon intensive than conventional oil,” they said in the letter.

Source: Reuters, 22 April 2010

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