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for your approval. Below are the proposed media lines. We have 7 media calls on this issue. We will be providing written responses:

Alberta Prime Time (TV) Radio-Canada - Calgary Globe and Mail Montreal Gazette eBC Radio - Calgary Rulhertord Show (Calgary talk show) GBC TV - The National Mike De Souza - Post media (he indicated on his twitter 2 hours ago that he is still waiting for input from EC) The Govemment of canada is committed and pollution affecting the environment. to provided to the public detailed information on the state of the environment

Canada's National Inventory Report, just published, reflects that commitment. requirements of the UNFCCC.

It is highly detailed and fully meets the

As in past years, in 2011 Canada provided an extremely detailed report that encompasses the activities of all sectors of the economy, including oil sands. The UNFCCC requires a disaggregation of national greenhouse gas emissions by emissions-producing activity. The reallocation of these activity-based emissions by economic sector is not a requirement ot the UNFCCC. In 2010, on a pilot basis, Environment Canada releasedeconomic sector estimates in addition to the normal National Inventory Report (in other years this information has always been done and released separately). However, in analyzing the results, the department found weaknesses in the methodology and gaps in the data that prevented an accurate calculation of total emissions for the entire oil sands sector, For this reason, in 2011, Environment Canada has decided to focus the UNFCCC report on the activity categories that are required to provide the UNFCCC with the most accurate and detailed information posslole., and report economic sector emissions separately once the statistics and methodology are finalized. This provides the most accurate and complete breakdown of Canadian emissions. The process of allocating emissions from UNFCCC-defined activity t-o the economic sector where those activities takes place requires combining emissions from across a variety of UNFCCC~defined activities. For example, for oil sands this includes aSSigning a certain portion of emissions from off-road heavy equipment use (classified under transportation emlsslons under the UNFCCC approach), fugitives and other UNFCCC-defined activities to the oil sands sector in order to produce a comprehensive estimate. Looking to other emissions to the the allocation of the allocation of sectors, it also involves, among others, the allocation of a certain amount of off-road transportation agriculture sector to ensure that farm tractors and other mobile farm equipment are represented there, pipeline emissions from the UNFCCC category of transportation emissions to the oil and gas sector, and UNFCCC-defined process and fugitive emissions to the economic sector that generated them.

We will finalize these estimates only after the final electr.icity generation data for 2009 is available and incorporated into this work. For now, we have a preliminary estimate that oil sands emissions increased from 5 1/2 per cent of total in 2008 to about 6 1/2 per cent in 2009.
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At the same time, until Environment Canada completes its updated economic sector allocation of greenhouse gas emissions, it is not possible to precisely state the GHG emissions for the entire oil sands sector, as opposed to just one or two activities within the sector. Current national Inventory Report data ,isavailable here. Specifically, oil sands data is available on pages 47 to 59. EC Website: &http://www.ec.gc.ca/Publications/defa uIt.asp ?Iang '= En&xml =A07097EF-8EE 1-4FFO-9AFB-6C3920780 1A9

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we have received 2 media calls following this morning's Mike De Souza piece. One from the Globe and Mail which we are working on responses. This Radio-canada reporter wants to interview the Minister. We are more than happy to provide written responses but wanted to give your office first right of refusal. let me know, thanks! Renee

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La jcurnaliste dernande une entrevue televisee avec te Ministre Kent au sujet des chitfres qui, ont ete omis dans Ie Rapport d'inventaire national 1990-2009 : Sources et puits de gaz it effet de serre au Canada Ql) Pourquoi ces chiffres ont ete omis du rapport ?

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The reporter would like Information regarding the oil sands and emissions report.

Ql) I would like data on oilsands emissions? Q2} I would like data on the change in oilsands emissions intensity over time?
Q3) Why are the oilsands not included in the United Nations report? Q4) In the article, there was some reference to what was driving the rise in oilsands, what is the reasons for this?

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The federal government has acknowledged that it deliberately excluded data indicating a 20-per-cent increase in annual pollution from Canada's oilsands industry in 2009 from a recent 567-page report on climate change that it was required to submit to the United Nations. The numbers, uncovered by Postmedia News, were left out of the report, a national inventory on Canada's greenhouse gas pollution. It revealed a six-per-cent drop in annual emissions for the entire economy from 2008 to 2009, but does not directly show the extent of pollution from oilsands production, which is gre.ater than the greenhouse gas emissions of all the cars driven on Canadian roads. The data also indicated that emissions per barrel of oil produced by the sector is increasing, despite claims made by the industry in an advertising campaign.

"The oilsands remain Canada's fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas pollution, and they're the subject of a huge amount of attention and scrutiny in Canada and internationally," said Clare Demerse, director of climate change at the Pembina Institute, an Alberta-based environmental research group. "So it's very disappointing to see Environment canada publish a SOD-pagereport that leaves out these critical numbers -especially when last year's edition included them."
Overall, Environment Canada said the oilsands industry was responsible for about 6.5 per cent of Canada's annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2009, up from five per cent in 2008. This also indicates a growth in emissions that Is close to about 300 per cent since 1990, which cancel out many reductions in pollution from other economic sectors. The report attributes the Six-percent decrease in canada's overall emissions to the economic slowdown. It also credits efforts by the Ontario government to reduce production of coal-fired electricity as a siqnificant factor.
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Environment Canada provided the oilsands numbers in response to questions from Postmedia News about why it had omitted the information from its report after publishing more detailed data in previous years. A department spokesman explained that "some" of the information was still available in the latest report, which still meets Canada's reporting obligations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. "The information is presented in this way to be consistent with UN-FCCCreporting requirements, which are divided into broad, international sectors," wrote Mark Johnson in an e-mail. He was not immediately able to answer questions about who made the decision in government to exclude the numbers from the oilsands or provide a detailed explanation about changes in emissions. An industry spokesman said it favoured more transparency from the government, suggesting that some of the figures may be misleading because of changes in methods used to identify and calculate emissions. "It's just too bad you weren't able to get ahold of (Environment Canada) on this one, because here I am telling you my understanding of what's going on, but really it's best to hear directly from them," said Greg Stringham, Vice-president of oilsands and markets at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. "We report the information to them, and they choose to pass it on -they must pass it on the UN. But then they choose how to disclose it and put it out there." Although Stringham said that the industry figures did not show any significant growth in emissions per barrel of oil produced, the full report noted an mtensitv increase of 14.5 per cent from 2008 to 2009, "mainly the result of a new integrated mining and upgrading facility as well as a new integrated in-situ bitumen extraction and upgrading facility," that were not operating at "peak efficiencies." Emissions from a mining category, which includes oilsands extraction, saw a 371 per cent increase in greenhouse gas pollution, according to the report. But other categories showed Significant decreases due, in part, to the recession, but also because of changes in use of fuel and manufacturing operations. Environment Canada's report recognizes that climate change is occurring, mainly due to an increase in heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere. The objective of the UNFCCCis to stabilize these emissions in order to prevent dangerous changes to the climate. Critics have suggested the Harper government is deliberately trying to delay international action to fight climate change, following revelations, reported last fall by Postmedia News, that it had set up a partnership with the Alberta government, industry and several federal departments to fight pollution-reduction policies from other countries that target the oilsands through lobbying and public relations. Environment Minister Peter Kent has said the federal government is committed to reducing Canada's greenhouse gas emissions and will introduce its plan to regulate pollution from the oilsands within months. But he has also acknowledged that existing federal and provincial policies would stir.1 result in an increase in emissions Over the next decade. Although the report was due in April, during the last erection campaign, Canada was the last country to file its submission. Environment Canada even filed its submission after earthquakestricken Japan, and was unable to explain in detail why its report was late. Helene Leroux Media and Public Relations media@ec.gc.ca Telephone 819-934-8008 Government of Canada Website: www.ec.qc.ca
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From: Sent: To: David.Renee [NCR] Monday, May 30,2011 5:14 PM ·Carlotta.Cotlins@pco-bcp.gc.ca' Henley,David [NCR]; Reinert,Chantal [NCR)

Cc:

Subject: Re: FOR APPROVAL: media call on De Souza piece today (7 media calls) on oil sands reporting Txs for quick turnaround!

From: Collins, carlotta [mailto:Carlotta.CoJtins@pco-bcp.gc.ca] Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 05:08 PM To: David,Renee [NCR]
Cc: Henley,David [NCR]; Reinert/Chantal [NCR] Subject: Re: FOR APPROVAL: media call on De Souza piece today (7 media calls) on oil sands reporting Good to go. Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

From: David,Renee [NCR] [mailto:Renee.David@ec.gc.ca] Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 04:37 PM To: Collins, Carlotta Cc: Henlev.Davld [NCR] <David.Henley@ec.gc.ca>; Reinert,Chantal [NCR] <ChantaLReinert@ec.gc.ca> Subject: FOR APPROVAL:media call on De Souza piece today (7 media calls) on oil sands reporting
Carlotta, our revised response for approval. Outlets that have called today are as follows. We will be providing written answers. Alberta Prime Time (TV) Radio-Canada - Calgary Globe and Mail Montreal Gazette Radio - calga ry Rutherford Show (Calgary talk show) CBCTV - The National Mike De Souza - Post media (he indicated on his twitter 2 hours ago that he is still waiting for input from EC)

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The Government of Canada is committed to provided to the public detailed information on the state of the environment and pollution affecting the environment. Canada's National Inventory Report, just published, reflects that commitment. It is highly detailed and fully meets the requirements of the UNFCCC.

As in past years, in 2011 canada provided an extremely detailed report that encompasses the activities of all
sectors of the economy, including oil sands. The UNFCCCrequires a disaggregation of national greenhouse gas emissions by emissions-producing activity. The reallocation of these activity-based emissions by economic sector is not a requirement of the UNFCCC.

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In 2010, on a pilot basis, Environment Canada released economic sector estimates in addition to the normal National Inventory Report (in other years this information has always been done and released separately). However, in analyzing the results, the department found weaknesses in the methodology and gaps in the data that prevented an accurate calculation of total emissions for the entire oil sands sector. For this reason, in 2011, Environment Canada has decided to focus the UNFCCCreport on the activity categories that are required to provide the UNFCCCwith the most accurate and detailed information possible,. and report economic sector emissions separately once the statistics and methodology are finalized. This provides the most accurate and complete breakdown of Canadian emissions. The process of allocating emissions from UNFCCC-defined activity to the economic sector where those activities takes place requires combining emissions from across a variety of UNFCCC-defined activities. For example, for oil sands this includes assigning a certain portion of emissions from off-road heavy equipment use (classified under transportation emissions under the UNFCCCapproach), fugitives and other UNFCCC-defined activities to the oil sands sector in order to produce a comprehensive estimate. Looking to other sectors, it also involves, among others, the allocation of a certain amount of off-road transportation emissions to the agriculture sector to ensure that farm tractors and other mobile farm equipment are represented there, the allocation of pipeline emissions from the UNFCCCcategory of transportation emissions to the oil and gas sector, and the allocation of UNFCCC-defined process and fugitive emissions to the economic sector that generated them. We will finalize these estimates only after the final electricity generation data for 2009 is available and incorporated into this work. For now, we have a preliminary estimate that oil sands emissions increased from 5 1/2 per cent of total in 2008 to about 6 1/2 per cent in 2009. At the same time, until Environment canada completes its updated economic sector allocation of greenhouse gas emissions, it is not possible to precisely state the GHG emissions for the entire oil sands sector, as opposed to just one or two activities within the sector. Current national Inventory Report data is available here. Specifically, oil sands data is available on pages 47 to

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From: David,Renee [NCR] Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 5:108 PM To: 'Collins, Carlotta' Cc: Hemev.Davld [NCR]; Reinert,Chantal [NCR] Subject: RE: MEDIA CALL LOG - May 26, 2011 Carlotta, j have not forgotten about you. We are still working this response through approvals, Iwill send it to you as soon as it's MO approved.

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Just a quick heads-up to let you know that it was decided that we will finally provide the answers to Mike DeSouza in writting. His deadline is 5PM. As soon as ready. we will be sending them to you urgently for your approval. Chantal. Chantal Reinert Environment CanadaJEnvironnement Canada Directrice, Services de communications rnlnisterielles Director. Ministeriel Communications Services Communications Branch/Direction generale des Communications Terrasses de la Chaudiere, 10 Wellington, Room/Piece 2307 Gatineau, QC K1A OH3 Tel: 819-953-1707 Fax: 819-953-1599

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This is a heads-up to inform you that Mike DeSouza has two follow-up questions on the NIR report. The question no 1 is very technical. The reporter is open to a technical briefing off the record. He may want to mention however that EC Officials have "clarified" some of the informantion provided earlier. This is an opportunity for us to get our version of the story to the public and other reporters that are following closely DeSouza articles. We also know that he has had a conversation with CAPP_

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I was wondering whether Environment Canada could provide more information about this paragraph appearing in the last NIR for 2009: From 2008 to 2009, the emissions intensity of upstream oil and gas production has increased slightly from 4.48 to

4.53 kt C02 eq I PJ (1.1 %).

Du ring this sa me time pe hod, the emissions intensity of th e oil san ds industry also increased (-14. 5%), mainly the result of a new integrated mining and upgrading facility as well as a new integrated in-situ bitumen extraction and upgrading facility. Both of these facilities ramped up production in 2009 and were not operating at peak efficiencies due to the required tuning of complex processes during the ramp-up to full-scale production. I have been told that Environment Canada said in other communications that there was not a significant change in emissions intensity for the oilsands sector between 2008 and 2009. Thanks He has 2 questions: 01) Do you have a report author or contributor from Environment Canada available for an interview to explain this? 02) Also, can you tell me whether anyone from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has complained to Environment Canada about the content of the report or pressured the department to revise its figures or calculations?

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Subject: RE: GHG inventory media lines

Hi Caroline,
This response was sent to eight journalists yesterday evening, and can be used if needed. They were approved up to peo.

The Government of canada is committed to provided to the public detailed information on the stale of the environment and pollution affecting the environment Canada's National Inventory Report, just published, reflects that commitment. It is highly detailed and fully meets . the requirements of the UNFCCC. As in past years, in 2011 Canada provided an extremely detailed report that encompasses the activities of all sectors of the economy, including oil sands. The UNFCCC requires a disaggregation of national greenhouse gas emissions by ernlssions-producinq activity. The reallocation of these activity-based emissions by economic sector is not a requirement of the UNFCCC. In 2010, ana pllot basis, Environment Canada released economic sector estimates in addition to the normal National lnventory Report (in other years this information has always been done and released separately). However, in analyzing the results, the department found weaknesses in the methodology and gaps in the data that prevented an accurate calculation of total emissions for the enlire oil sands sector. For this reason, in 2011, Environment Canada has decided to focus the UNFCCC report on the activity categories that are required to provide the UNFCCC with the most accurate and detailed information possible,. and report economic sector emissions separately once the statistics and methodology are finalized. This provides the most accurate and complete breakdown of Canadian emissions. The process of allocating emissions from UNFGCC-defined activity to the economic sector where those activities takes place requires combining emissions from across a variety of UNFCCC~efined activities. For example, for oil sands this includes assigning a certain portion of emissions from off-road heavy equipment use (classified under transportationemissions under the UNFCCC approach), fugitives and other UNFCCC~ defined activities to the oil sands sector in order to produce a comprehensive estimate. looking to other sectors, it also involves, among others, the allocation of a certain amount of off-road transportation emissions to the agriculture sector to ensure that farm tractors and other mobile farm equipment are represented there, the allocation of pipeline emissions from the UNFCCC category of transportation emissions to the oil and gas sector, and the allocation of UNFCCC-defined process and fugitive emissions to the economic sector that generated them. We will finalize these estimates only after the final electricity generation data for 2009 is available and incorporated into this work. For now, we have a preliminary estimate that oil sands emissions increased from 5 1/2 per cent of total in 2008 to about 6 1/2 per cent in 2009.

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At the same time, until Environment Canada completes its updated economic sector allocation of greenhouse gas emissions, it is not possible to precisely slate the GHG emissions for the entire oil sands sector. as opposed to just one or two activities within the sector. Current 59_ national Inventory Report data is available here. Specifically,

oil sands data is available

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From: Carol ine. Barker@internationaJ.9C.ca
May 31, 201110;27 AM To: Johnson,Mark {NCR) Cc: Jennie.Chen@international.gc.ca Subject: FW: GHG inventory media lines Hi Mark, We saw the be.low article on Canada's lines in response to this latest story. Thanks, Caroline

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The Canadian government acknowledged that it deliberately excluded data suggesting increase in yearly pollution from Canada's oil sands industry in 2009.

The government was required to submit the data to the United Nations as part or a recent 567 -page report on climate change. The oil sands numbers were left out of the report. Consisting of a national inventory of Canada's greenhouse gas pollution, the report reveals a 6
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drop in annual emissions from 2008 to 2009. It doesn't directly show the extent of pollution from oil sands production, which is more than the carbon emissions of all cars driven on Canada's roads.

The data also show that emissions per barrel of oil produced by the sector are increasing, despite the claims made by industry.
"The oil sands remain Canada's fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas pollution, and they're the subject of a huge amount of attention and scrutiny in Canada and internationally," said Clare Dernerse, director of climate change at the Pembina Institute, a Canadian environmental research group. "So it's very disappointing to see Envirorunent Canada publish a 500-page report that leaves out these critical numbers -- especially when last year's edition included them." According to Environment Canada, the oil sands industry was responsible for about 6.5 percent of Canada's annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2009, up from 5 percent the year before. The numbers point to a growth in emissions of nearly 300 percent since 1990, which cancels out much of the emissions decreases in other sectors. The numbers were uncovered by Postmedia News (Mike De Souza, Postmeoia News/OttaH'a Citizen, May 29). -- JJP

From: Barker, caroline -WSHDC ~PA PM To: Gudinskas, Lukas -WSHDC -EN Cc: England, Ken -WSHDC -EN; Chen, Jennie -WSHDC -PA Subject: RE: GHG inventory media lines

Sent: May 25,20111:00

Lukas, Here are the latesl mediia lines on from Environment Canada on GHG emissions:

Media lines
Canada's total GHG emissions in 2009 were 690 Mt, a decrease of 42Mt (or 5.7%) from 2008 levels. This is attributed mainly to the slow-clown in economic growth, which began in 2008, and reduced levels of coal generated electricity. The short-term trend of Canada's overall GHGs have decreased by 5.7% from 2005 levels. ; . GHG emissions fluctuate from year-to-year for a number of reasons, such as. changes in the mix of fuels used for electricity generation, changing levels of fossil fuel production and varying demand for heating fuels in winters. Caroline From: Gudinskas, Lukas -WSHDC -EN

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To: Chen, Jennie -WSHOC -PA Cc: Barker, Caroline -WSHDC -PA; England, Ken -WSHDC -EN SUbject: GHG inventory media lines Jennie, Earlier this week Canada submitted it's annual GHG Inventory report to the UN. The release of this report was

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supposed to take place in April but was delayed due to the elections. The report includes a detailed breakdown of the various GHG sources in Canada including from the oil sands Given that we/you may receive inquiries about these numbers it would be useful to have approved media lines from Ottawa. Could you please check to see if any new lines are available since the release of the report and if you have them forward a copy to us. Thanks, Lukas

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Subject: URGENT MEDIA CALL: Emissions intensity for the oilsands (Mike De Souza - Postmedia News)

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This is a heads-up to inform you that Mike DeSouza has two follow-up questions on the NIR report. The question no. 1 is very technical. The reporter is open to a technical briefing off the record. He may want to mention however that EC Officials have "clarified" some of the informantion provided earlier. This is an opportunity for us to get our version of the story to the public and other reporters that are following closely DeSouza articles. We also know that he has had a conversation with CAPP. Deadline is 5 PM. We have contacted Tony Young and If you have anu concerns, please let us know. Media Call Date: June 1, 2011 Name: Mike De Souza Outlet: Postmedia News Media Source: Print Phone Number: 613.369.4814, cell 613.862.0588 Email: mdesouza@postmedia.com Deadline: TSD Language: English Interview: Yes Reply Format: by phone Info rm ation Needed: I was wondering whether Environment Canada could provide more information about this paragraph appearing in the last NIR for 2009: From 2008 to 2009, the emissions intensity of upstream oil and gas production has increased slightly from 4.48 to 4.53 kt C02 eq I PJ (1.1 %). During this same time period, the emissions intensity of the all sands industry also increased (-14.5%), mainly the result of a new integrated mining and upgrading facility as well as a new integrated in-situ bitumen extraction and upgrading facility. Both of these facilities ramped up production in 2009 and were not operating at peak efficiencies due to the required luning of complex processes during the ramp-up to full-scale production. I have been told that Environment Canada said in other communications that there was not a significant change in emissions intensity for lhe oilsands sector between 2008 and 2009. Thanks to arrange this for 2 PM.

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Lau,Henry [NCR] June 1, 2011 12:58 PM 'Ca itli n.Workm an@international.gc.ca'; Paul.Duchesn e@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca RE: Canada leaves oilsands pollution rise from UN report - Any info?

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Hi Caitlin,

We've provided him with some more information. Also, he's placed a follow-up request with us on this issue and my colleagues Mark Johnson's been working on it. He'll be giving you a call shortly for more detail. Thanks.

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To: PauI.Duche5ne@NRCan-RNCan,gc.ca; Lau.Henrv [NCR] Subject: FW: canada leaves oilsands pollution rise from UN report- Any info? Hi Paul and Henry! Program people over here are quite concerned about the coverage below. Do you guys plan to respond in any way? Do you have lines you might be able to share? Thanks very much Caitlin Caitlin Workman Spokesperson I Porte-parole caitlin.workman@international.qc.ca Telephone I Telephone 613-992-6490 Facsimile I Telecopieur 613-996-9276 125 Promenade Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A OG2 Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada I Affaires etranqeres et Commerce international Canada Government of Canada I Gouvernement du Canada
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Canada leaves oil sands pollution rise from UN report
Monday, May 30, 2011 By Mike De Souza, Postmedia News http://www.canada.com/news/Canada+omits+oilsands+oollution+from+ciimate+reportl4859956!story.html

The federal government has acknowledged that it deliberately excluded data indicating a 20 per cent increase in annual pollution from Canada's oilsands industry in 2009 from a recent 567-page report on climate change that it was required to submit to the United Nations. Photographed by: Chris Schwarz, EDMONTON JOURNAL OTTAWA - The federal government has acknowledged that it deliberately excluded data indicating a 20 per cent increase in annual pollution from Canada's oilsands industry in 2009 from a recent 567-page report on climate change that it was required \0 submit to the United Nations. The numbers, uncovered by Postmedia News, were left out of the report, a national inventory on Canada's greenhouse gas pollution. II revealed a six per cent drop in annual emissions for the entire economy from 2008 to 2009, but does not directly show the extent of pollution from the oilsands production, which is greater than the greenhouse gas emissions of all the cars driven on Canadian roads. The data also indicated thai emissions per barrel of oil produced by the sector is increasing, despite claims made by the industry in an advertising campaign. 'The oilsands remain Canada's fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas pollution, and they're the subject of a huge amount of attention and scrutiny in Canada and internationally," said Clare Demerse, director of climate change at the Pembina Institute, an Alberta-based environmental research group "So it's very disappointing to see Environment Canada publish a 500-page report that leaves out these critical numbers ~ especially when last year's edition included them" Overall, Environment Canada said that the oilsands industry was responsible for about 6.5 per cent of Canada'S annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2009, up from five per cent in 2008. This also indicates a growth in emissions that is close to about 300 per cent since 1990, which cancel out many reductions in pollution from other economic sectors. The report attributes the six per cent decrease in Canada's overall emissions to the ecor credits efforts by the Ontario government to reduce production of coal-fired electricity as

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