Authors

BPRI

Document Type

Border Policy Brief

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

Canada and the U.S. will soon begin negotiating the terms of an annex to the Canada – U.S. Air Quality Agreement. The annex will pertain to a type of air pollution known as particulate matter, colloquially referred to as PM. This article discusses the form of the Canada – U.S. Air Quality Agreement, the general nature of PM pollution, the transboundary aspects of PM pollution, and the regulatory context pertaining to PM within each nation. The article concludes with a discussion of the outcomes likely to be embodied within the upcoming annex to the Agreement. We judge that the annex is likely to be descriptive of the individual domestic initiatives already pursued by the two nations, rather than a document that establishes groundbreaking binational policy actions.

Volume

3

Issue

2 - March

Language

English

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