Saturday, August 6, 2011

Canadian Government Accused of 'Unprecedented' Tar Sands Lobbying

Canadian Government Accused of 'Unprecedented' Tar Sands Lobbying: "

The Canadian government has been accused of an "unprecedented" lobbying effort involving 110 meetings in less than two years in Britain and Europe in a bid to derail new fuel legislation that could hit exports from its tar sands.

The allegation comes from Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE), which claims Ottawa ministers have attempted to mislead European decision-makers by underplaying the carbon-heavy nature of their crude in assessing new petrol standards.


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