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UK accused of stalling EU tar sands regulation | guardian.co.uk

UK delaying attempts to ban tar sands imports under the EU fuel quality directive, environmentalists say

National representatives from EU member countries on Wednesday delayed a vote to tighten the EU’s Fuel Quality Directive, amid acute pressure from the Canadian government and alleged stalling attempts by the United Kingdom.

An EU diplomat told EurActiv that several delegations on the EU’s Fuel Quality Committee were not ready to vote on approving the directive, which would assign fuel from Canada’s highly polluting oil sands a high default greenhouse gas value, reflecting the environmental damage it causes.

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