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2010-2011 progress report on the Canada-wide acid rain strategy for post-2000 : Rapport d'étape stratégie pancanadienne sur les émissions acidifiantes après l'an 2000




Since the inception of The Strategy, the ARTG has been reporting to Ministers and the Canadian public on progress made on achieving the commitments made under The Strategy and on sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and forecasts. [...] Because of this, The Strategy is delivered through the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment which is composed of Ministers of the Environment from the federal, provincial and territorial governments. [...] The ARTG’s approach for coordinating the implementation of The Strategy The ARTG uses the Long-Term Strategic Plan as a tool for planning yearly work activities and for ensuring these activities are targeted toward achieving the goals of The Strategy. [...] Emissions of acidifying pollutants Despite great strides in reducing acidifying pollutants since the height of the acid rain problem in the 1970s and 80s, the emission of acidifying pollutants such as SO2 and NOx continues to negatively impact the health of Canadians and the environment. [...] In 2010, emissions from Marine Transportation accounted for 85% of the SO2 emissions in the “Other” category in NL, for 26% of the “Other” category in QC, for 42% of the “Other” category in ON and for 91% of the “Mobile Sources” category in BC.


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