Municipality promotes new regulations to reduce air pollution

The Cuenca Cantonal Council has approved a new ordinance to limit air pollution from city buses. Bus company owners are now obligated to maintain preventive maintenance on current buses and to replace retired buses with non-polluting models. Xavier Barrera, city councilman and one of the promoters of the ordinance, says, “It’s necessary to implement a technology that allows us to reduce the emission to a lower level than we currently have.” According to the city transportation office (EMOV EP) and the Universidad de Azuay, the level of pollution in the city is 16 micrograms per cubic meter. Fifty micrograms per…

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