New push for EU tar sands ban kicks off

14 Feb 2012

People & Planet, with the Co-operative, Lush, UK Tar Sands Network and UKYCC, ramp-up activities to shift UK opposition to a proposed European Union tar sands ban on 23 February.

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UK Tar Sands Network, Lush and People & Planet activist get oily with it

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People & Planet protest the tar sands in Alberta

As the date for the much-delayed European Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) vote quickly approaches, People & Planet is working with a range of partner organisations to ramp up the pressure on the UK Government, which so far refuses to support the EU’s de facto tar sands ban.

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So what are you going to do to keep Europe ‘Tar Sands-Free’? Street theatre? Letter-writing parties? A public stunt to highlight the hypocrisy of the UK’s ‘greenest government ever’ supporting the tar sands industry? Whatever you choose to do, let us know! tarsands@peopleandplanet.org