“Today’s stalemate means that European Ministers will be tasked with deciding the fate of the EU’s clean fuel policy. Canada’s federal government has engaged in an unprecedented lobby campaign to prevent the EU from calling a spade a spade: tar sands oil is more polluting than conventional oil.

In the coming months, we’ll be working with allies to make sure the industry’s green spin is debunked for European decision-makers. Canada still has no rules in place to reduce carbon pollution from tar sands, no national plan to reach the government’s own climate goals and even according to the industry, tar sands oil is getting dirtier not cleaner.

Europe has often been a leader on the world stage in the fight against global warming. We are hopeful that leadership will continue with a strong clean fuel policy.”

For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact:
Gillian McEachern, (613) 292-4416 (cell)