EU spares Canadian oil sands the ‘dirty fuel’ label – Mining.com

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EU spares Canadian oil sands the ‘dirty fuel’ label – Mining.com

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2014434 Views

December 17, 2014

The European Union voted by a extremely narrow majority Wednesday against a proposed fuel quality directive that would have stigmatized as “dirty” all imports coming from Canadian oil producers, and which Ottawa has been fighting for over two years.

The rule, passed by a difference of just 12 votes, will now go to a ratification vote early in 2015.

“Our government will continue advocating for Canadian interests and Canadian jobs,” Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford told CP after the vote.

“We are encouraged the European Parliament relied on science and the facts in making this decision.”

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