IMO approves plan by U.S., Canada to reduce ship emissions

(LONDON) — The International Maritime Organization has approved a plan by the United States and Canada to begin enforcing tougher air-pollution standards for ships along the coastline of both countries, the New York Times reported. The new rules would reduce emissions within 230 miles from the coast. By 2015, ships would need cleaner-burning engines that reduce certain pollutants by more than half.
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By Professional Mariner Staff