Canada Plans Greenhouse Gas Trucking Emissions Regulations Similar to U.S.


4/16/2012 11:15:00 AM
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Canadian officials have proposed regulations that would align that country with the greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks that the U.S. published last year.

“Canada and the United States have a deeply integrated automotive industry and there are significant environmental and economic benefits to aligning our emission standards for new on-road heavy-duty vehicles,� Environment Minister Peter Kent said in a statement announcing the proposal.

Similarly to the U.S. rules, Canada’s emissions limits for new trucks would phase in starting in model year 2014, ratcheting up to model year 2018.

The rules would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles by up to 23% in 2018 compared with 2010 levels, Environment Canada said in a statement released Friday.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance said it supports the proposal.

“It would be advisable that the regulations allow for some flexibility to take into account differences in the Canadian truck market versus the situation in the U.S., but the industry supports this initiative,� CTA President David Bradley said in a statement.

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