SoCalGas Statement on the Release of the Draft Clean Air Action Plan by the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
Jul 19, 2017
Today the harbor commissioners of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach released a draft Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). The CAAP lays out a plan to reduce emissions resulting from transportation activities at the ports. SoCalGas Vice President for Customer Solutions, Lisa Alexander issued the following statement in response to the draft plan:
“SoCalGas applauds the Commissioners of the San Pedro Bay Ports and Mayors Garcetti and Garcia for leading the charge to deliver cleaner air to communities across Southern California.
“By including near-zero emission trucks fueled by renewable natural gas in the Clean Air Action Plan, the ports showed their commitment to making immediate improvements in air quality and public health.
“Near-zero, natural gas technology is available today and is supported by the South Coast Air Quality Management District and Mayor Garcetti’s Sustainable Freight Advisory Committee as an immediate solution to combat air pollution and slow climate change.
“By deploying heavy-duty trucks fueled by renewable natural gas now, we can lower greenhouse gas emissions from trucks serving the ports by 80 percent and can reduce air pollution by 90 percent, providing much needed relief for under-served communities living near the ports and along freight corridors all across the region.”
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