Locomotive Emission Regulations
Canadians who live next to railways and rail yards have expressed concerns for years about hazardous air emissions from locomotives. For example, the diesel exhaust from locomotives contains over 5 times the concentration of the most carcinogenic components of the exhaust when compared with truck diesel. Transport Canada launched a consultation process on December 1 with stakeholders to develop emissions regulations for locomotives under the Railway Safety Act. Check out the federal news release, backgrounder and links here.
Railroaded wholeheartedly supports this announcement. If you live in Canada, Railroaded encourages you to contact your federal Member of Parliament (MP) to let them know you support this consultation process and look forward to future emissions regulations that protect the health of Canadians who are exposed on a regular basis to locomotive emissions.