Oil sands lobbying success seen

Canadian government officials described media reports about weakened European climate-change policies as a sign of successful lobbying to protect Alberta's oilsands industry, Postmedia News reported. Internal documents summarizing a March 2010 meeting between government officials, oil and gas industry executives, and Bruce Carson, a former top adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harperrefer to the EU's backing away from stringent environmental regulations as a "leap forward" from preventing the EU to single out tar sands as highly polluting.

Published: Wednesday, 08/31/2011 12:00 am EDT

Canadian government officials described media reports about weakened European climate-change policies as a sign of successful lobbying to protect Alberta's oilsands industry, Postmedia News reported. Internal documents summarizing a March 2010 meeting between government officials, oil and gas industry executives, and Bruce Carson, a former top adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harperrefer to the EU's backing away from stringent environmental regulations as a "leap forward" from preventing the EU to single out tar sands as highly polluting.

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