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European Commission draft document paves way for oil from tar sands in europe

A new initiative allowing citizens across Europe to express concerns over oil industry investment in tar sands was launched on March 29, 2010 amid warnings that the European Commission is set to sabotage its own efforts to limit the climate change impacts of the fossil fuel industry.

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Europe’s demand for palm oil driving deforestation and land-grabbing

One of the leading suppliers of "green" palm oil to Europe is illegally encroaching upon Indonesian forest and peat land, according to a report published by Friends of the Earth Europe. The report exposes the illegal activities of the Malaysian showcase company IOI Group and shows that the increasing demand in Europe for palm oil in food and biofuels is leading to deforestation, breaches of environmental law and land conflicts in Asia.

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