Canada asks US EPA to weaken emission standard for lake freighters

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Canada asks US EPA to weaken emission standard for lake freighters

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canada-quietly-asks-epa-to-...


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed tough new measures to reduce the health toll from air pollution around the Great Lakes by forcing lake freighters to stop burning dirty bunker fuel.

But the plan has an unusual opponent: The Canadian embassy in Washington has quietly asked the EPA to weaken the measures, arguing that they could harm trade. It wants ships to be allowed to continue using the high-polluting fuel and to instead install smokestack scrubbers that would clean up their emissions. The Canadian recommendation, if accepted, could delay the clean-air measure for years, because the technology for the scrubbers does not yet exist.

 

Completely shameful.

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Geez, yet another international environmental black eye for Canada.Yell