New report highlights Canada's dirty oil diplomacy

8 March 2012

Friends of the Earth Europe today endorses a new report released by partners in the tar sands campaign, Climate Action Network (CAN) Canada, which highlights Canada's dirty oil diplomacy. The report documents how the Canadian government's global push to sell the tar sands is little more than an extension of industry lobbying, and has left Canada's environmental credibility in tatters and its peoples at odds with their governors. It imposes an unacceptable cost on the climate and is in flagrant disregard of the historical responsibility borne by developed countries like Canada. The planned expansion of tar sands is inconsistent with the need for transition away from fossil fuels and to build a low carbon economy. The report explains why the time has come, for citizens of Canada, Europe and the world, to take a stand and draw the line on tar sands.