Canada to consult on vehicle emission standards
Ottawa, Aug 24 (IBNS): An announcement was made by Catherine McKenna, Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, this week that Canada would begin consultations -- are part of its commitment made in 2014 -- on the mid-term evaluation of Canada’s light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emission regulations for the 2022–2025 model years, media reports said.
“Cleaner cars are good news for the planet, and they save Canadians money at the pump. This means more money in the pockets of middle-class families. We’re committed to cutting pollution across the transportation sector while maintaining a strong and competitive auto industry. This review will help us enact regulations that will protect the environment and grow the economy,” McKenna said.
Focus during these consultations would be on a wide range of issues in the transportation industry including Canada’s light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards to support innovation, a more competitive economy saving consumers money at the pump, improved health for Canadians.
During these consultations, Canada would consider U.S. regulatory process to revise existing standards for vehicle fuel efficiency and the actions of California and other global jurisdictions.
Automobiles and light trucks account for about 11 percent of Canada’s total greenhouse carbon pollution.
Canada's stringent air-pollution regulations for light-duty vehicles help to improve air quality and the health of Canadians and is reported to decrease by 7 million tonnes in 2030.
Environment and Climate Change Canada also invites Canadians to submit their comments until September 28, 2018.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)