Greenpeace opposes carbon tax grants for oilsands industry researchers

Environmentalist Keith Stewart of Greenpeace says he strongly disagrees with a suggestion by the head of an oilsands industry research consortium that it’s well placed to help spend grants paid for by Alberta carbon taxes.

CEO Dan Wicklum of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance says it would be “logical” for Alberta’s NDP government to consider environmental research funding initiatives or partnerships with the alliance because of its expertise in identifying where the industry needs to improve.

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