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Catherine Bearder MEP - Furious at Commission U-turn on tar sands

The European Commission has proposed changes to the fuel quality directive that would abandon obligatory labelling of tar sands oil as highly polluting.

key_debating.pngThis new proposal would make it easier for Canada to export crude oil from tar sands into the EU.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder said:

"I am absolutely furious with this. I will be talking to Ed Davey and I am sure he will be just as concerned as me.

"Tar sands oil is very bad news for Europe and the planet as a whole. We must do all we can to stop its importation."

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