Brussels, March 16, 2011 – The EU will today come under renewed pressure to effectively ban the world's most climate polluting transport fuel from Europe. A coalition of environmental organisations has been campaigning for the European Union's Fuel Quality Directive to address the significantly higher greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) resulting from tar sands oil, which would effectively stop the controversial fuel, primarily produced in Alberta, Canada entering Europe.
A citizens' petition signed by over 15,000 people calling on the European Union to keep tar sands out of Europe was presented the European Parliament today.
It was organised by Friends of the Earth Europe, along with a coalition of environmental organisations including the Co-operative, Greenpeace, Transport & Environment and WWF.
Brussels, January 17 – European and Canadian civil society groups joined together today outside Canada-EU free trade talks to give a clear warning to the public and negotiators that increasing Europe's involvement in the Canadian tar sands is unacceptable.
November 10, 2010 - In preparation of a new Communication on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - to be launched by the European Commission in 2011 - a network of 250 European NGO’s organised a European wide Action Day. They demand that the Commission takes steps to hold European companies accountable for damage they cause in developing countries.
In Brussels, an ‘Oil Spill’ was created in front of the European Commission’s building to symbolise environmental damage caused by European oil companies in Nigeria.
LAGOS (NIGERIA) / AMSTERDAM (THE NETHERLANDS), August 24, 2010 – Friends of the Earth International is outraged by reports that a major UN investigation into Nigeria oil spills funded by oil giant Shell relies more on figures produced by oil companies and Nigerian state statistics than on community testimony and organizations on the ground who work with communities. 
Buchanan, Liberia, Brussels, Belgium, June 7, 2010 - The CountySocialDevelopment Fund (CSDF) established by the government of Liberia and ArcelorMittal Liberia is failing to address the needs of communities impacted by the operations of ArcelorMittal in Liberia.
Brussels, May 27 – A meeting of the World Bank in Brussels was targeted by campaigners today urging it to stop financing fossil fuel projects.
Plans by oil company Eni to develop tar sands and oil palm in the Congo Basin risk irreversible damage to biodiversity, local communities and our climate, and break the company's own guidelines, according to Congolese human rights organisations and their international partners. In a report published today, Energy Futures? Eni's Investments in tar sands and palm oil in the Congo Basin, the groups argue that given their potential for local harm and their huge carbon footprint, such investments should be considered too high risk for Eni or any other energy company .
Prague, Czech Republic, October 20, 2009 - Global Action on ArcelorMittal, a coalition of community and environmental groups, has urged the European Investment Bank (EIB) not to approve a EUR 250 million loan to Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal tomorrow (Wednesday 21) at a meeting of the bank's directors. 
Brussels, Amsterdam, London, Washington, June 29, 2009 - Fresh evidence of oil giant Shell's colossal contribution to global climate change and its continued investment in carbon intensive fossil fuels has been revealed today in a new report. The report also reveals new internal documents that show Shell knew of the environmental dangers of gas
flaring in Nigeria more than fifteen years ago, but chose not to stop flaring purely for financial reasons.