20 Dec '11, 6pm

Canadian fakin’: Officials admit lack of evidence for cleaner tar sands

Canadian fakin’: Officials admit lack of evidence for cleaner tar sands

Tar sands: Getting cleaner all the time. Promise. Photo: NWFblogs Cross-posted from Climate Progress . Canada was once seen as a progressive leader on environmental issues. Today, the country is becoming an international pariah when it comes to climate change -- facing fierce criticism from environmental groups and world leaders over its decision to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol and push dirty tar sands around the world. It's not just verbal criticism. The Europeans are currently considering a law that would label the carbon content of tar-sands crude in the E.U. as 22 percent higher than conventional crude. That would discourage refiners, who have to meet 20 percent carbon reduction requirements by 2020, from importing the fuel. And back in the U.S., the fierce opposition to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline rages on, spurring a strong movement within the country against...

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