Retailers Avoid Fuels from Alberta Tar Sands
- Saturday, 13 February 2010
The Alberta tar sands is taking another hit as two major retailers—Whole Foods and Bed Bath & Beyond—announced on Wednesday that they are moving to avoid using the petroleum products sourced from the tar sands for transporting product, according to a ForestEthics press release.
The move comes months after environmental group ForestEthics sent a letter to Fortune 500 companies to warn that using transportation fuels sourced from the tar sands puts companies' brands at risk.
Extracting oil from the tar sands produces an average of three times the carbon emissions as conventional oil, according to the WWF report Carbon Capture and Storage in the Alberta Oil Sands.