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Obama to Bring Green Agenda to Canada
Updated 11:06 PM EST, Tue, Feb 17, 2009
OTTAWA — President Barack Obama, in advance of his first foreign trip, said Tuesday that Canada's massive oil sands operations leave a big carbon foot print.
Obama, who heads to Canada on Thursday, expressed concern about the environmental impact of the oil sands in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said energy security and the environmental impact of Alberta's massive oil sands operations will be priorities during his meeting with the new U.S. leader. Harper is expected to lobby Obama on the merits of the oil sands as a safe and secure source of oil.
But critics say the growing operations by major oil companies will increase greenhouse gas emissions and threaten Alberta's rivers and fore
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