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TAR SANDS AND THE FUEL QUALITY DIRECTIVE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 240: tabled on 12 June 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that oil from tar sands produces on average 23 per cent more carbon emissions than conventional fuels from extraction to consumption, according to peer reviewed scientific analysis from Stanford University; further notes that tar sands exploitation causes severe local environmental harm including deforestation and pollution, which threatens the lives and livelihoods of indigenous communities; supports the EU's modest aim of reducing emissions from transport fuels by six per cent by 2020 through the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD); considers accurate labelling in the FQD of oil from unconventional fuels as more carbon-intensive than conventional oil to be a sensible measure; believes that this labelling would discourage the import of unconventional fuels such as tar sands oil into Europe and contribute to the shift to cleaner fuels; further notes that the exploitation of unconventional fossil fuels is incompatible with the achievement of the UK Government's repeated commitment to keep global warming below a two degree increase and thus to avoid catastrophic climate change; is concerned at the intensive lobbying against accurate labelling of unconventional fuels in the FQD from the Canadian government and British oil companies with tar sands interests such as Shell and BP; and urges the Government to support proposals for separate default values for unconventional fuels, including oil shale and tar sands, during negotiations and in the vote in the EU Council of Ministers later this year.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2013
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2013
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2013
Coventry South
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2013
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2013
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 24 June 2013
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2013
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2013
Edinburgh East
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2013
Luton North
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2013
Cambridge
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Manchester, Gorton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2013
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 October 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 17 July 2013
Belfast East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 September 2013
Leeds North West
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2013
Argyll and Bute
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2013
Torbay
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2013
Hazel Grove
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 June 2013
Arfon
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2013
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2013
Norwich South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.