28 Nov '11, 9am

Those secret tar sands lobbying documents referred to on Guardian front page... Read them yourself: #tarscandal

Documents obtained by The Cooperative and Friends of the Earth Europe through Freedom of Information requests and shared with Greenpeace reveal numerous high-level meetings between Canadian ministers, oil executives and British government officials focused on the UK’s position on a new EU policy that would significantly restrict tar sands oil coming into Europe. The heavily redacted documents reveal the sheer scale of the lobbying effort by Canadian government officials in the run up to the vote this Friday on the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) in the EU – which as it stands would significantly restrict the import of tar sands oil into the EU. The UK started out supporting the FQD but, thanks to the mammoth lobbying campaign by Canadian officials and representatives from big oil, the UK are now actively blocking the proposals. Key ministers, including the Lib Dem transport m...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/exposed-canadas...

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treehugger.com 02 Dec '11, 12am

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