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Canada to reduce locomotive emissions

The Canadian rail sector and the country's government have extended their voluntary agreement to limit greenhouse gases (GHG) and monitor criteria air contaminants emitted from locomotives operating in Canada. The president and CEO of the Railway Association of Canada and the federal minister of transport have signed a joint locomotive emissions monitoring memorandum of understanding to support the agreement. Climate change is a major challenge for Canada’s transport sectors and the government is committed to reducing the country's total GHG emissions by 17% below the levels of 2005 lby 2020. The Canadian rail sector has set voluntary reduction targets for its class I, short line and intercity railway activities. In 2010, the rail sector transported more than 70% of all Canadian intercity surface goods. (ben)



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