July 23, 2009 17:40 ET

WWF-Canada Reacts to Alberta Government Study On Oil Sands Emissions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 23, 2009) - Keith Stewart, Climate Change Director for WWF-Canada, made the following statement in response to the release by the Alberta Energy Research Institute of two new analyses comparing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from oil sands and other sources of crude oil:

"The Alberta government is telling the world that the tar sands produce the dirtiest oil in the world, but this doesn't looks as bad when you realize everyone else is running out of the cleaner stuff. Rather than trying to rationalize pushing dirty oil out into a world that is moving on to electric vehicles powered by green grids, we should be looking for how Canada can join the global effort to create the green jobs that will help us avoid dangerous climate change."

This news release and associated material can be found on wwf.ca

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Keith Stewart, Ph.D.
    Director, Climate Change
    Cell: (416) 985-5936