A Greener, Cleaner Port

The Port of Los Angeles debuted a new green terminal designed to curtail pollution from docked ships.
June 30, 2004, 11am PDT | Christian Madera | @cpmadera
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"The Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) terminal boasts electrical technology used by U.S. Navy ships since World War II but long resisted by the shipping industry as too costly and time-consuming to implement, environmentalists said." The new terminal allows docked ships to use the port's electrical power rather than power from idling their diesel engines. The new terminal was opened as part of a settlement over a lawsuit filed by enivronmentalists on behalf of nearby communities. "The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, among the world's largest ports, annually generate more than 4,000 tons of smog-forming air pollution -- making them the largest source of air pollution in Southern California, environmentalists said."

Thanks to Christian Peralta

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Published on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 in CNN
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