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New sources of fossil fuel 'risk climate catastrophe'

Source:  Copyright 2008, Metro
Date:  July 28, 2008
Byline:  Ross Mcguinness
Original URL: Status ONLINE


Oil giants including Shell and BP plan to extract fossil fuels from new sources that could trigger catastrophic climate change, a report warns today.

Pumping out tar sands and oil shale from reserves in the US and Canada is becoming increasingly attractive as oil prices soar, researchers say.

But refining the material is eight times more polluting than processing conventional oil, according to a report by WWF and Co-operative Financial Services.

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