New emission rules for heavy trucks planned
Canada's environment minister says the government will develop new emissions standards for heavy trucks as part of a united approach with the U.S. to create a continental emissions standard.
Jim Prentice said Friday that 15 different types of vehicles will have to conform to the new rules for rigs sold in Canada between the 2014 and 2018 model years.
Currently, heavy trucks account for about 6 percent of the country's total greenhouse gas emissions. Prentice could not provide details about the proposed rules because the draft regulations will not be ready until later this year.
President Barack Obama directed the government Friday to set the first-ever mileage and pollution limits for big trucks and to tighten rules for future cars and SUVs in the U.S.