Tar Sands Oil Imports Should Be Taxed Like Crude, Dems Say

Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 6:00 PM ET) -- House Democrats on Friday reintroduced a bill that would subject imports of tar sands oil to the same tax applied to traditional crude shipped into the country, calling it a commonsense move to shore up federal funding for oil spill response.

Reps. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon revived the Tar Sands Tax Loophole Elimination Act, which first emerged last year, in hopes of sending 8 cents per barrel of tar sands oil into the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which is used...
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