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Environment ministers announce agreement to reduce smog, improve air quality


Canada’s environment ministers have announced an agreement they say will reduce smog and improve air quality across the country.

 The agreement includes updated standards for air pollution most commonly associated with smog problems.

Some industries have also agreed to emissions limits for sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.

Others, such as the energy industry, are still negotiating their emissions requirements.

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The agreement will be overseen by the provinces and is likely to be implemented differently across Canada.

The announcement comes after a two-day meeting of ministers in Lake Louise, Alta.