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Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports Put Zero Emissions Goal in Writing

Mayors Eric Garcetti and Robert Garcia pledge their ports will bring their carbon footprint down to zero by 2030.
June 21, 2017, 1pm PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Port of Long Beach

Mayors representing the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released an agreement to eliminate the pollutants that come from cargo-handling equipment by 2030 and trucks by 2035. "Though the city-owned ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have made great strides reducing emissions under their joint 2006 Clean Air Action Plan, they remain the largest single source of smog-forming pollution in Southern California," Tony Barboza writes for the Los Angeles Times.

The plan outlines strategies to reduce emissions from docked ships and a plan to bring on fleets of zero emissions vehicles. The agreement was cheered by environmental activists and groups representing children with asthma. 

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Published on Monday, June 12, 2017 in Los Angeles Times
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