Pollution Probe Statement on Government of Canada’s proposed Locomotive Emissions Regulations

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TorontoJune 20, 2016 – Pollution Probe welcomes the proposed Locomotive Emissions Regulations recently announced by the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport. The proposed rules aim to limit harmful air pollutant emissions, or criteria air contaminants, from Canadian rail carriers by imposing increasingly stringent emission standards and reducing locomotive idling.

“The railway sector is the only unregulated major transportation source of air pollutants,” says Steve McCauley, A/CEO of Pollution Probe. “It is important to address emissions from all forms of transportation if we are to improve air quality and advance cleaner transportation in Canada. Railways are an important opportunity for cleaner air and Pollution Probe supports the Government’s action to address locomotive emissions.”

Pollution Probe will be reviewing the draft regulations and providing comments to support their development and implementation.

For more information, please contact:
Steve McCauley
A/CEO
Pollution Probe
416-926-1907 ext. 252
smccauley@pollutionprobe.org

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