David Suzuki Foundation news release: Canada and California agreement supports cleaner cars and less carbon pollution

June 26, 2019

VANCOUVER — Joining with jurisdictions like California in maintaining strong vehicle-emissions regulations is the right direction for Canada and puts the U.S. federal government, which is trying to weaken standards, on the wrong climate page, according to the David Suzuki Foundation.

“California and Canada can continue to lead in this area and ensure that we have the most efficient cars and trucks on our roads,” said Foundation science and policy director Ian Bruce.

Cleaner and better cars and trucks also help consumers and the climate. “Good regulations make transportation more affordable for consumers,” Bruce said. “It’s a win-win for savings and climate.”

Along with investing in public and active transportation, improving vehicle efficiency and supporting and requiring increased sales of electric vehicles and cleaner fuels are a big part of the solution to lowering pollution from the transportation sector, which accounts for 40 per cent of Canada’s carbon emissions.


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