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Port of Los Angeles to Pay Carriers for Using Low-Emission Ships

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Not exactly local news, but pertinent nonetheless!

From EnvironmentalLeader.com:

The Port of Los Angeles has adopted an international clean air program that will pay a monetary reward to ocean carriers for bringing their newest, most efficient and lowest emission vessels to port.

The port estimates that if the predicted 30 percent of vessels qualify for participation, this would cut diesel particulate matter emissions by 16 tons within the first year, and reduce emissions of other pollutants such as carbon dioxide and sulfur oxides. Ship emissions are the single largest source of air pollution from port-related operations...

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