Home > Environment > Desmond Tutu tells David Cameron tar sands threaten health of the planet | guardian.co.uk

Desmond Tutu tells David Cameron tar sands threaten health of the planet | guardian.co.uk

Eight Nobel laureates including Archbishop Desmond Tutu have written to the prime minister to argue that oil derived from Canadian tar sands “threatens the health of the planet” and that the UK should support European moves to classify the controversial energy source as highly polluting.

A similar letter has been sent this week to the transport minister, Norman Baker, by the shadow transport secretary, Maria Eagle, asking him “to vote in favor of labeling oil from tar sands as highly polluting immediately and in line with the European commission’s proposals.”

For more on this story, visit: Desmond Tutu tells David Cameron tar sands threaten health of the planet | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

What is 19 + 5 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)
I footnotes