|Our friends at the Cooperative are at the forefront of the campaign to stop tar sands exploitation – especially in Canada. Alongside the issue of fracking for shale gas, it is the focus of their huge TOXIC FUELS campaign. It is therefore worthy of our support on so many levels. Check this out and then sign and share the petition.
Right now, EU law makers are introducing an important bill which would impose strict pollution standards on car and lorry fuels and would effectively ban tar sands fuel, the world’s most filthy and environmentally destructive transport oil. But shockingly, the UK is opposing it.But perhaps we should not be shocked given the pathetic stance the |UK Government have taken on the Fracking issue.
Our government is bending under pressure from the oil industry and the Canadian government, who stand to make billions if they can get an ally to water down the law and remove the clause that bans tar sands. We can expose these dirty dealings, and demand the government support the law and protect the climate.
In 2 days, campaigners will meet with Transport Minister Norman Baker. Let’s show him the British public is united against any attempt to undermine this critical legislation — sign here, then send this to everyone!