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U.S. Accused of Forcing EU to Accept Tar Sands Oil

Environment  (tags: tar sands oil, US, EU, dirty energy diplomacy, environment, ecosystems, energy, conservation, government )

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Newly publicised internal documents suggest that U.S. negotiators are working to permanently block a landmark regulatory proposal in the European Union aimed at addressing climate change, and instead to force European countries to import particularly dirt

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Past Member (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 4:13 am
Noted, thanks Cal.

Enrico H (7)
Friday July 18, 2014, 4:28 am

Past Member (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 5:51 am
noted. I believe it. The greedy Republicans, especially the Tea Party lunatics will do anything to make more money. I think they would sell the souls, if they has any that isand being as callous as they are to living beings, I doubt they do have souls or heart.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 7:52 am
Not surprising, it is all about money and greed, shameful

B Lewenza (76)
Friday July 18, 2014, 9:42 am
Noted Thanks Cal for sharing Many investors likely assumed the Canadian tar sands oil would have a ready market in the United States. But not only is the U.S. economy reducing its dependence on oil – particularly imports – but the trans-national transport of Canadian tar sands oils has become a major political flashpoint here, and remains uncertain. This I love so if we keep the pressure on maybe just maybe it can be finished.

Ben O (171)
Friday July 18, 2014, 9:48 am
Not in my lifetime!

Past Member (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 12:02 pm
and our European governments are so corrupt and stupid that they accept anything. what an horrible world

Janet R (38)
Friday July 18, 2014, 12:31 pm
Greed will kill us all.

Birgit W (160)
Friday July 18, 2014, 1:34 pm
Debbie S. says it all. Thank you.

Jane H (139)
Friday July 18, 2014, 2:26 pm
I hope and pray that the EU stands with its better angels on this one and does not give in tot the US negotiators
Tar sands oil is what they want to use the Keystone XL Pipeline for ----to send it from Alberta to Louisiana to be refined. Just getting it out of the ground and into the Pipeline takes excessive effort and lots of Co2. This iis scandalous. To be continued.

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:17 pm
It wold not surprise me if were true. It often seems our government does what is best for large corporations and to Hell for the rest of us.

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:18 pm

Roger G (154)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:23 pm
noted, thanks

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday July 18, 2014, 6:12 pm

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Friday July 18, 2014, 6:25 pm
Noted. The US government should not have this kind of power. I wish the EU would stand up to the US. I mean, in opinion, my country is close to a mega catastrophic meltdown--whether it will happen in two or three years or in the next 60+ years, not a clue, but I believe it will happen. And this should be a scary thing to the rest of the world. I think the EU should take a stand and not cave to coercion by the US. These wealthy asshats running the world just need "the people" to stand up to them and show they will not be intimidated or bullied any longer. Because remember, the US can not make it alone; we must have our allies. I'm just disgusted with my country.

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Friday July 18, 2014, 7:33 pm
Some people just do not get it.

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Friday July 18, 2014, 8:56 pm
Just so the US gets to have the pipeline, and to refine it.

Dianne D (490)
Friday July 18, 2014, 10:03 pm
I'm not surprised. Proves that the oil will not be staying in the USA.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 12:50 am
Noted. Not surprising. Thanks Cal.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 1:04 am
This is not at all surprising it's more political thuggery from the US administration.They have not only made a mess of the US but are trying to do the same to the rest of the world.They are a menace.

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 3:42 am
noted, shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx

. (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 6:27 am

Marija M (29)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 6:27 am
$$$.. :((

Panchali Yapa (26)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 6:45 am
Thank you

Katherine May W (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 7:32 am

Lona G (80)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 9:18 am
What the frack!. Not only is the US trying to keep Europe from doing the right thing and bring CO2 emissions down, but hell bound on increasing them, along with emissions ofother pollutant, by forcing the dirty tar sands down our throat. All to make even more money for the 1% and despite having made the wrong choice itself by continuing along the old fossil fuel road.
Are you out of your bloody mind!

. (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 9:42 am
Jeaneen A: Where in the article does it mention a political party?

Rhonda B (106)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 10:09 am
Noted. Thank you Cal.

Terry H (15)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 11:38 am
No thanks we don't want it.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 3:56 pm
noted thanks

. (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 6:48 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 2:22 am
Unfortunately it sounds like Spain has already been a recipient. The dems and Obama do not approve. As the article states, “We reiterate that actions pressuring the EU to alter its FQD would be inconsistent with the goals expressed in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan,” the lawmakers wrote to the U.S. trade representative, Michael Froman, “and we remain concerned that trade and investment rules may be being used to undermine or threaten important climate policies of other nations.”

Karen S (0)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 4:34 am

Betty Kelly (4)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 1:33 pm
I certainly hope this is not true, but I will have to have a lot more information before I will believe it to be true.
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