Cleaner Growth For America's Largest Ports

The largest ports in America are missing major, obvious opportunities to clean up its air and publicly demonstrate its commitment to lowering emissions.

The Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach are responsible for approximately 10% of the Los Angeles basin's air pollution. "While the Port of Los Angeles is moving forward with 'cold- ironing,' powering ships by electricity while docked instead of low-grade, highly polluting diesel fuel, the Port of Long Beach is dragging its feet. Cold-ironing has the potential to significantly lower the amount potentially dangerous air particulates generated at the ports"

Thanks to Gilbert Estrada

Full Story: Cleaner Port Growth ?

Comments

Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

New! 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs just released.
Starting at $24.95

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $209

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.
$19.00
Book cover of Insider's Guide to Careers in Urban Planning

So you want to be a planner...

Check out our behind the scenes look at 25 careers in the Urban Planning field
Starting at $14.95