Outrage as the EU Commission fails to label tar sands oil as highly polluting

Blue and Green: The European Commission has scrapped plans to label tar sands oil as ‘highly polluting’ after years of lobbying from the Canadian government and the industry, in a move that has concerned campaigners. In a controversial decision on Tuesday, the commission has paved the way for Canadian oil being shipped to Europe by refusing to label it as highly polluted – with the UK among the states supporting the import of the fuel. Oil from tar sands is a particularly carbon-intensive and polluting type......

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