Environmentalists attack airlines over oilsands fuel

One of the largest environmental groups in the United States wants to ground the growing use by American and Canadian airlines of fuel derived from Alberta’s oilsands.

In letters being sent tomorrow to 15 airlines, including Air Canada (TSX: AC.A) and WestJet (TSX: WJA.A), the Natural Resources Defence Council says their growing dependence on “dirty fuels” should be reduced by conservation measures and tighter fuel efficiency standards.

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