Tar Sands Victory Threatens to Flood Europe with World’s Dirtiest Fuel

Tar Sands Victory Threatens to Flood Europe with World’s Dirtiest Fuel


‘The European Commission on Tuesday unveiled proposed legislation to toss out a requirement to label tar sands oil as dirtier than other fossil fuels—a move that is likely to bolster Canada’s bitumen industry as it jockeys to break into European markets.
Five years ago the Commission agreed to a piece of climate legislation called the ‘Fuel Quality Directive,’ which was to be implemented in 2010 with the aim of cutting transport fuel emissions by 6 percent by the year 2020. The Commission previously proposed under this directive to require that that tar sands be reported as a greater carbon emitter than conventional crude, which could have led to a penalty on bitumen, most of which comes from Canada.’
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