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Canada Releases California-Style Fuel Rules to Cut Emissions

  • New regulations aim to reduce motor-fuel emissions by 2030
  • Plan issues credits like California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government released a long-anticipated plan to slash motor fuel emissions, setting up a potential clash with the country’s hydrocarbon producing provinces.

The Clean Fuel Regulations aim to reduce emissions from motor fuels by 26.6 million metric tons by 2030, according to a statement from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The measures are similar to a program spearheaded by California decades ago, known as the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, that has also been adopted by Oregon and the province of British Columbia.