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Norway Liberals demand Statoil oil sand withdrawal. Liberal Party (V) leader Trine Skei Grande joins calls for Statoil to pull out of its controversial Canadian oil sands project. “It’s the dirtiest way to produce oil, very bad for the environment, as well as CO2 capture and storage.” Mrs. Grande spoke of her anger towards Statoil last year after hearing the news that an shareholders voted in favour of its controversial project in Alberta, despite protests from environmentalists and indigenous.

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Norway Liberals demand Statoil oil sand withdrawal

Published on Monday, 22nd August, 2011 at 13:12 under the news category, by John Price   .

Liberal Party (V) leader Trine Skei Grande joins calls for Statoil to pull out of its controversial Canadian oil sands project.

Oil sands in Canada (illustration photo)
Oil sands in Canada (illustration photo)
Photo: Øyvind Hagen/Statoil


“It’s the dirtiest way to produce oil, very bad for the environment, as well as CO2 capture and storage.”

Mrs. Grande spoke of her anger towards Statoil last year after hearing the news that an shareholders voted in favour of its controversial project in Alberta, despite protests from environmentalists and indigenous.

“This form of extraction emits 85 timesmore per bucketful than those from the North Sea. We should, rather, stick to the more environmentally friendly ways to produceoil,” said Ms Grande to NRK at the weekend.

The Norwegian company partially confessed last week to illegally withdrawing water near Fort McMurray in the Province of Alberta three years ago. With charges on 19 counts, Statoil faces fines totalling USD 10 million.

Statoil has since reacted to its critics, saying in a press statement, “We are well aware that there are different views on this activity, but we assume that Canada wants to exploit these natural resources.And we believethat we have a role to play in the future, using our experience and expertise to do this in a good way.”



Published on Monday, 22nd August, 2011 at 13:12 under the news category, by John Price   .

This post has the following tags: trineskeigrande, statoilcanadianoilsands.





  
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