LA, Long Beach Ports Approve New Clean Air Plan

The plan will phase out diesel trucks and reduce carbon emissions from SoCal's single largest source of air pollution.
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The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports--which handle 40 percent of U.S. imports and are the single largest source of air pollution in Southern California--approved the Clean Air Action Plan last week, which will phase out the use of diesel trucks for natural gas-fueled and zero-emissions vehicles through 2035. Supporters say reducing the ports' diesel emissions will slash pollution and carbon emissions and reduce pollution-related illnesses like asthma as well as set the ports apart as environmental leaders.