BP pledges not to use open-pit mining at Canadian oil sands sites

Guardian: Tony Hayward, BP's chief executive, has attempted to dampen growing investor anger over its oil sands activities by publicly pledging for the first time not to use mining techniques that devastate the landscape. But the pledge was not enough to head off a significant rebellion from a growing group of increasingly environmentally aware investors at its annual general meeting today. Environmentalists also poured scorn on the promise, which was also made in BP's sustainability ......

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