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Ports of LA and Long Beach to expand clean-air initiatives

The governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the busiest two container ports in the US, have announced a joint public meeting to be held on November 17 to discuss updating the San Pedro Bay Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).

On the agenda of the CAAP Discussion Document will be how to expand the clean air initiatives that have already shown significant success in reducing air pollution related to port activities over the past 10 years since the CAAP began.

The figures show the neighbouring ports’ pro-active approach to lowering emissions has seen diesel particulates down by 85%, nitrogen oxides by 50% and sulfur oxides by 97% over that time.

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Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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