The Clean Ports Act, introduced for the third time in as many years in Congress, would give states and local jurisdictions more authority over interstate commerce.
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The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club went to court over the port’s plan to cut out some provisions.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted to expand the Port of Long Beach’s Clean Trucks Program to include Class 7 rigs.
A federal court ruled Los Angeles’ port can enforce its Clean Truck Program, which ports nationwide hope to use as a model.
Representatives are co-sponsoring a bill that would amend federal law to allow ports new authority over trucking.
Diesel particulate matter emissions in 2009 dropped by 37 percent from 2008 and nitrogen oxide emissions fell 28 percent.
Southern California port Clean Truck Programs were discussed at a Congressional hearing as to whether trucking law should be changed.
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