US law could interrupt flow from Canada’s oil sands: Ottawa

OTTAWA (AFP) — Canada is warning that new US legislation could prohibit its southern neighbor from buying fuel from its oilsands with “unintended consequences for both countries,” officials said Monday.

“The government of Canada has concerns about how section 526 of the December 2007 US Energy Independence and Security Act could be interpreted to include Canadian oil sands,” Eugenie Cormier-Lassonde, a spokeswoman for Canada’s foreign affairs department, told AFP.

Section 526 of the law prohibits the US government from procuring alternative fuels with higher lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than conventional petroleum sources.

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