Equiterre's reaction to the European Commission's vote on the fuel quality standard
Discussions will continue despite Ottawa's interference
Montreal, February 23, 2012 – Following the European Commission's vote on the fuel quality directive, Equiterre is rejoicing over the fact that the misinformation campaign run by the federal government failed to have an important impact. Despite the fact that the proposal was not adopted, there will be another vote at the ministerial level in June. Once again, the European Union has proven to be a leader in matters concerning the fight against climate change by offering Europeans cleaner fuels.
“Contrary to the lies and propaganda of the federal government, the European standard does not aim to penalize the Canadian oilsands, however, it seeks to assign a GHG emission value to the fuels that may be sold in Europe,” declared Steven Guilbeault of Equiterre.
One must note that the value of GHG linked to different fuels depends on a rigorous scientific methodology and analysis.
“Rather than trying to oppose the countries and states that try to establish different initiatives to fight climate change, the Conservatives should take an example from them and tackle the pollution of the oilsands,” added Mr. Guilbeault.