EU accused of using flawed science on oil sands
Jul 23, 2012 at 4:57 am in Business, News by tyler.king
Newly released internal government memos claim the European Union is using flawed science to single out the oil sands.
Postmedia reports that advisors at Natural Resources Canada found major flaws in a study that the EU used to help justify its Fuel Quality Directive.
The FQD would classify oil sands crude as dirtier than many other kinds of oil.
The study by a Stanford professor claimed that oil sands crude created 23 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than other fuels.
But it didn’t show any evidence that it was worse than other kinds of *heavy* crude; even though it claimed it was worse.
Published July 23, 2012