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The Co-operative Bank is challenging unconventional oil extraction with their Toxic Fuels Campaign. It is calling on people to contact their MPs to support Early Day Motion 1250 - Reporting on Carbon Liabilities. It is supporting the Beaver Lake Cree Nation in their fight against the tar sands developments through funding their legal battle to the tune of £50,000.
WWF and the Co-operative Bank jointly produced the report: 'Unconventional Oil: Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel?'.
WWF and Greenpeace also have web resources on tar sands.
PLATFORM is a London-based campaign group that “works[s] to reduce the environmental and social impacts of oil corporations, to help citizens gain a say in decisions that affect them, and to support the transition to a more sustainable energy economy”. They have conducted research into the oil sands and, along with Greenpeace, published 'BP and Shell: Rising Risks in Tar Sands Investments'.
People and Planet, the Oxford-based student campaign group, have launched a Ditch Dirty Development campaign, which focusses on fossil fuel projects around the world, including oil sands. They are calling for people to lobby MPs to sign Early Day Motion 880: RBS and Climate Change.
PLATFORM, People and Planet and the World Development Movement have launched a Judicial Review in the High Court to force the government to be accountable for the climate change impact of the Royal Bank of Scotland's investments. According to the World Development Movement, "Since RBS was bailed out last October, it alone has been involved in financing loans to dirty fossil fuel projects worth a staggering £10 billion". The 70% stake of RBS owned by the British government means that it could be breaking its own carbon reduction legislation.
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