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More Heat for the Tar Sands

Posted by mhudema on June 24, 2008

New pressure on oilsands TheStar.com – Business – New pressure on oilsands

JEFF MCINTOSH/CP FILE PHOTO
The processing plant at the Suncor oilsands project in Fort McMurray, Alberta, is seen in this file photo.

June 23, 2008

THE CANADIAN PRESS

U.S. mayors have become the latest group trying to reduce the use of gasoline made with oil from Alberta’s oilsands.

A resolution has passed at their annual conference in Miami that urges cities to forbid the use of such gasoline in municipal vehicles.

The resolution says development of fuel from the oilsands threatens forests and releases three times as much greenhouse gases as conventional oil.

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