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Mayors Stand Up to Big Oil

Posted by mhudema on June 29, 2008

U.S. Mayors Resolve to Avoid Burning Tar Sands Oil

MIAMI, Florida, June 28, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Miami this week adopted a resolution aimed at avoiding the use of high carbon fuels such as tar sands, liquid coal, and oil shale. The resolution encourages fuel analyses that include emissions from production, not just from burning the fuel.

The resolution calls for the creation of guidelines and purchasing standards to help mayors understand the greenhouse gas emissions of the fuels they purchase through their entire lifecycle from production through consumption.

“We don’t want to spend taxpayer dollars on fuels that make global warming worse,” said Mayor Kitty Piercy, of Eugene, Oregon, who submitted the resolution.

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Oilsands must go green: poll

Posted by mhudema on January 25, 2008

Politicians warned: put environment ahead of economics

Darcy Henton
Edmonton Journal / Calgary Herald

EDMONTON – A new poll in advance of a looming provincial election warns
politicians that Albertans want a green approach to future oilsands
development.

The online poll released by Cambridge Strategies Inc. Thursday suggests that
ecologically responsible and sustainable development is more important to
the majority of Albertans than expanded growth or accelerated oilsands
production.

“Albertans will not compromise on the environment when it comes to oilsands
development,” says pollster spokesman Satya Das.

He said the survey of the “core values” of more than 1,300 Albertans
suggests wildlife habitat, greenhouse gas emissions and water usage are the
top concerns related to oilsands development. They trumped royalties, land
use and economic impacts.
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