Friday, June 26, 2009

Petro.no - 1 Story

1) Miljøkrav skviser lønnsomheten (Øyvind Midttun) 26 November 2008
http://www.petro.no/modules/module_123/proxy.asp?C=14&I=10654&D=2
In this story the Norwegian journalist writes: "Myndighetene i delstaten Alberta i Canada er i ferd med å vedta strengere krav til avfallshåndtering i oljesandindustrien." This is wrong. Alberta is a province in Canada, not a state. Canada does not have states and has been using the French system of provinces for 345 years since 1663 when Canada became a Royal Province of France. Mexico and the USA are the only two countries in North America with states. The story was corrected the next day.

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