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EU tar sands fight not over, experts at stalemate

Reuters Canada – Feb 23, 2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Years of fierce lobbying against draft EU rules that would label fuel from tar sands as more polluting than from other sources produced a stalemate on Thursday when a committee of technical experts failed to agree on the proposal.

The European Union’s executive and environmentalists say the “dirty” label is necessary to help fuel buyers choose the least carbon-intensive energy forms and help to curb global warming.

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