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February 21, 2012 - Continue to Tell European Union that Tar Sands Oil Is 'Highly Polluting' via @EcoInternet

Connie Hedegaard, Commissioner for Climate Action Dear Ms. Hedegaard, I am writing to express extreme concern with the European Commission failure to pass legislation to rightly label Canada’s tar sand oil as being “highly polluting” under EU’s Fuel Quality Directive (FQD). Further delays are entirely inappropriate given that burning tar sands in addition to other already established fossil fuels will virtually ensure abrupt climate change. I am writing to demand that you and the EU follow through on your climate commitments, and designate tar sands as highly polluting, in order to begin ending Europe’s fossil fuel dependence, and provide a level playing field for exponentially growing renewable energy, conservation, and efficiency. Tar sands are derived from the clearcut mining of old growth boreal forests. The extraction and refining of tar sands oil requires m...

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