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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Oil giants destroy rainforests to make palm oil diesel for motorists

Oil giants destroy rainforests to make palm oil diesel for motorists

Date : 17th August 2009, Source : The Times (UK)



Fuel companies are accelerating the destruction of rainforest by secretly adding palm oil to diesel that is sold to millions of British motorists. Twelve oil companies supplied a total of 123 million litres of palm oil to filling stations in the year to April, according to official figures obtained by The Times. Only 15 per cent of the palm oil came from plantations that met any kind of environmental standard. Much of the rest came from land previously occupied by rainforest.

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/natural_resources/article6796876.ece





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