Weakening regulations could reduce their effectiveness by more than half Federal government being pressured to weaken coal-fired power regulations

Publication - April 12, 2012 - By Tim Weis, P.J. Partington, Matt Horne

Environment Canada is being pressured to allow existing coal plants in Canada to operate unabated until they reach 50 years of age, while softening future emissions targets. Combined, these backward steps could reduce the overall effectiveness of the regulations by more than half over their first fifteen years.

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