Sept. 10: Testing Shows Poor Air Quality in the Province
Results from a national testing program indicate that Alberta is on track to have the worst air quality in Canada. The results show that the Red Deer region has exceeded levels for fine particulate matter, which form in the presence of sulphur and nitrogen dioxides. Four other regions are approaching the same levels seen around Red Deer. In response, the government is reviewing technology that could be used to reduce harmful emissions, looking at the licence review process to see how to ensure industrial emitters are meeting the new stricter national standards and considering whether to introduce emissions standards for vehicles.