27 May '11, 8pm

Documents Reveal Canada's Secret 'Oil Sands Team' in Europe

DeSmog has helped to document the Canadian government's extensive efforts in Europe to kill climate change legislation targeting the Alberta tar sands. In a major development today, official documents obtained though an Access to Information request by the Dominion newspaper expose a nefarious “pan-European oil sands advocacy strategy” that is much more coordinated than previously understood. According to Martin Lukacs at the Dominion Paper , the Canadian government has carried out a secret plan to boost investment and keep world markets open for Alberta's filthy tar sands oil. Their strategies include collaboration with major oily allies to aggressively undermine European environmental measures. In December 2009, the federal government “pan-European oil sands advocacy strategy" was launched out of fear that growing opposition could curb European investment in the industry...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/documents-reveal-canada-s-secre...

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