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Federales future fuel standards for motor vehicles

Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Line Beauchamp, take a consultation on the elaboration of the regulations on fuel consumption of motor vehicles to reiterate its desire to see the federal government adopt California standards in matters of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. According to the Minister Beauchamp, "Transport is one of the sectors that emit more greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore imperative that all provinces are implementing rigorous standards and mandatory if one wants to obtain significant changes on the environment. "

The Minister also took the opportunity to recall that Quebec was the first province in Canada to join fifteen American states have adopted or are in the process of doing so, the California regulation, regulation constituted standards the highest in North America. "By adopting these standards, the Government of Quebec would not only protect the environment by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions, but also the preservation of non-renewable energy sources. I urge the federal government to do leadership and make a strong gesture in America using the example of the Canadian provinces and the most progressive American states, such as California and Quebec, "said Minister Beauchamp says.

In its Action Plan on Climate Change, the Government of Quebec has clearly announced its intention to adopt standards similar GHG emissions to those developed by California. In respect to this commitment, the Council of Ministers ratified, 5 December 2007, the draft Regulations on emissions of greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles and charges for excess emissions. Quebec provides for the entry into force of a regulation of the manner concomitant with the American States that have already NASM settlement.

You can view the memory that has been transmitted to Transport Canada on the website of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Park at the following address: http://www.mddep.gouv.qc.ca/communiques/ 2008/c080314-ConsommationCarburant.pdf

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