Oilsands not targeted by U.S. green law after all

EDMONTON – A new U.S. law will not, as first feared, prohibit the purchase of fuels that may have come from Alberta’s oilsands

California Democrat Henry Waxman, in a letter clarifying the legislation he helped write, says the oilsands produce significantly higher greenhouse gas emissions than conventional petroleum sources.

For that reason, he says, “it is important that the federal government does not subsidize or otherwise support the expanded use of these fuels.”

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