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Canada Loosens Carbon Limit for Big Emitters Facing Competition

  • Rules cover industries such as fertilizer, cement and steel
  • Plan gets mixed reaction from oil and gas industry in Alberta
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Large industrial companies in Canada will face an easier carbon limit when Justin Trudeau’s government starts putting a price on emissions next year.

Most firms that produce 50 megatons of carbon dioxide or similar levels of pollution a year won’t face any penalties until their emissions reach 80 percent of the average within their specific industry. The previous limit was 70 percent, according to a framework published July 27 by Canada’s environment ministry.