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Canada Lays Out Options for Oil and Gas Industry Emissions Cap

Steam rises from an upgrader plant in the Athabasca oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Steam rises from an upgrader plant in the Athabasca oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

The Canadian government released potential designs for an emissions cap on the oil and gas industry, the next step in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to cut emissions in the sector by 42% by 2030.

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault published a discussion paper on Monday that outlined two regulatory options.