Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | October 14, 2011
Tar Sands and the CETA
by Scott Sinclair
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The recent decision by the European Union (EU) to disregard Canadian government pressure and forge ahead with regulations that recognise the higher green-house-gas intensity of fuel produced from tar sands and oil shale is encouraging. The Canadian government has lobbied furiously against Article 7a of the European Fuel Quality Directive and is even threatening to challenge the measure under international trade rules.
Should the rights of multinational investors trump democratic rights and the protection of the environment? To read the briefing paper by CCPA trade and investment analyst Scott Sinclair click here.