California and Canada Sign Advanced Cleaner Vehicles Agreement
July 9, 2019—Canada and the state of California signed an agreement on advancing cleaner vehicles and fuels, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.
The states working with California to cut greenhouse gas emissions are Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. Collectively, with California, these states make up more than 40 percent of the U.S. passenger vehicle market.
Canada’s auto emissions standards have emulated U.S. rules, but several analysts told The New York Times that the announcement signaled a potential switch to the tougher standards of California and other states.