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U.S. ahead of Canada in tackling air pollution: activists
Date: Thursday, November 10 2005
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U.S. ahead of Canada in tackling air pollution: activists
Last Updated Thu, 13 Oct 2005 09:19:42 EDT
CBC News

Canada lags behind the United States when it comes to clamping down on air pollution, says an environmental watchdog.

Pollution Watch says the United States reduced air pollution emissions by 45 per cent between 1995 and 2003, while Canada reduced air pollution emissions by 1.8 per cent over the same period.


"There is evidence that U.S. facilities are outperforming Canadian facilities," said Paul Muldoon, with the Canadian Environmental Law Association, a partner with Pollution Watch.

The organization compared the output of the same chemicals from the same type of facilities in the two countries to reach that conclusion, he said.

Ottawa fails to follow through on its environmental promises and Canadians fail to hold it accountable, says the group.

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