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New emission standards for Canada and the U.S.

Joint standards aim to reduce pollution, greenhouse gases


 

Canada and the U.S. will work together to introduce tougher auto emissions standards for vehicles in model years 2011 to 2016, the CBC reports, meaning that the two countries will have uniform standards for cars and light trucks. By 2016, the new standards should reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by 25 per cent from 2008 models, requiring 2016 model-year vehicles to meet a target of 35.5 miles per gallon (100 km per six litres) combined for cars and trucks, an increase of nearly 10 miles per gallon over present standards (about 100 km per 8.6 litres). Environment Minister Jim Prentice said the new standards are an important part of the commitment Ottawa made at the Copenhagen conference on climate change to reduce total emissions to 17 per cent below 2005 levels by 2020. The auto industry and environmental groups also lauded the move. “This provides the clarity vehicle makers need into their long-range production cycles … to allow for a wider implementation without restricting vehicle availability,” said Mark Nantais, president of the Canadian Association of Vehicle Manufacturers.

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  1. It sounds like a good idea but if either government is actually concerned about the environment, why do they keep allowing Mass Immigration that continually and artificially increases our otherwise stable populations? With this constant immigration-fueled population increase, they are guaranteeing more vehicles on the road, fuel-efficient or otherwise, more stress on our infrastructure, more urban sprawl and consequent destruction of our forests and farmland, more drain on resources, generally. Does this make sense? You'd think the environmentalists or someone would have something to say about this but no, nothing but a deafening silence.

    • probably because the stats say that without immigration the population would be in decline ..you can't sustain a population with 1.6 kids per family ..if we didn't have all this immigration over the last century or two it would be all natives

    • Would holding Canada's population stable at whatever arbitrary level you want to choose be enough?

      • i would guess that the government wants growth, not a stable population ..the population that is already here is getting older and somebody has to pay the pension and health care bills of us ..i gather the plan is that immigrants will because the birth rate is too low