The Canadian government has stepped up its lobbying effort in Europe in support of its tar sands industry, repeating threats of a trade conflict, Reuters reported based on a leaked letter. The letter was sent to Europe's commissioner for climate, trade and energy and written by Canadian trade official Mark Richardson. The dispute centres around EU plans to make suppliers reduce the carbon footprint of fuels over the next decade, which includes listing oil from Alberta's tar sands as highly polluting.
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