VICTORIA — Dan Woynillowicz, coverage director at Clean Energy Canada, made the next assertion in response to the federal authorities’s announcement that it’s going to collaborate with California in growing car emission laws for cars, SUVs and pickup vans as President Donald Trump goals to weaken them.
“Amid excessive fuel costs and more and more seen climate change impacts, who wouldn’t need a cleaner, extra fuel-efficient automotive or truck? They’re not solely higher for the atmosphere, in addition they imply decrease fuel payments for Canadians.
“The present laws—designed by the Obama administration and adopted by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper—have been a no brainer, requiring automakers to construct more and more clear, environment friendly automobiles. Unfortunately, President Donald Trump will likely be rolling them again.
“We’re comfortable to listen to that Canada will collaborate immediately with California, and the 13 different states following California’s lead, in aiming to maintain these essential laws in place. Without them, Canada would have a a lot more durable time assembly its Paris Agreement climate commitments.
“Thankfully, we’re in good firm. With Canada stepping up at present, jurisdictions wishing to maintain the principles in place now characterize a majority of the U.S.-Canada market.
“It’s the correct transfer, and we expect Canadians will agree. In a recent public opinion survey carried out by Pollara on behalf of Clean Energy Canada, two-thirds of Canadians have been supportive of the present car emission requirements. They ceaselessly cited slicing air pollution, enhancing public well being, enhancing car effectivity, and spending much less on fuel as causes for their help.
“Given the upcoming federal election, the query now’s, will different federal events decide to taking steps to maintain these laws in place? Their reply has implications for Canada’s efforts on climate change and for Canadians’ wallets.”
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Poll | Light-Duty Vehicle Emission Standards in Canada: Public Perspectives and Preferences (Pollara and Clean Energy Canada)