Quebec has become the first Canadian province to adopt California’s emissions standards for cars and light-duty trucks, according to Reuters news agency. The new rules will impose increasingly stringent limits on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars and light trucks made between 2010 and 2016 that are sold in the province.
Emissions from vehicles will be cut by about 35% over the four years, from 187 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer for passenger vehicles to 127 grams per kilometer by 2016, Charles Larochelle, Asst. Deputy Environment Minister for Quebec, said in an interview.
Fourteen U.S. states have already adopted the California rules-- including four states that border Quebec: Vermont, Maine, and New York .