Ottawa, Ontario – The government of Canada has released draft regulations that will limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new vehicles, beginning with the 2011 model year.

“Our regulations will help create a common North American approach to regulating greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles,” said environment minister Jim Prentice. “This is an important step in the fight against climate change.”

Canada and the U.S. are working towards a common North American approach to reduce GHG emissions by introducing aligned and progressively tighter regulatory requirements over the 2011-2016 model years.

Canada is developing stringent regulatory requirements through the authority of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act of 1999.  The release of the regulations is the next step in the process that was announced by Prentice in April 2009, and will allow for early consultations with provinces, territories and stakeholders.

To see the draft regulations, visit Environment Canada.

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