The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach approve landmark “clean air plan”. Is this a blueprint for future port plans?
The governing boards of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), on November 2nd. The plan contains ambitious goals for lowering truck and cargo-handling equipment to near zero and ultimately zero emissions.
In a background paper, the two ports state: “the 2017 CAAP (Clean Air Action Plan) Update includes goals for 100% zero-emissions for trucks by 2035 and cargo-handling equipment by 2030 …The CAAP does not mandate or assume the use of one particular technology or fuel. Operators have choices about the use of the clean technology that meets their operational needs, while also meeting the ports goals for lower emissions. In addition, the CAAP introduces interim milestones for near-zero emissions trucks and equipment, but continues to support the ultimate goal of zero emissions…
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