Friday, March 8, 2019

San Pedro Bay Clean Air Update

By Karen Robes Meeks

On Wednesday March 13, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will provide the latest progress report on the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan 2017 Update (CAAP). This will be the first of four meetings scheduled for this year.

The CAAP Update is the ports’ strategy for achieving its zero-emission goal while bolstering its position in the international economy.

Since enacting the strategy nearly 15 years ago, diesel particulate matter has fallen 87 percent, while nitrogen oxides dropped 58 percent, and sulfur oxides are down 97 percent. The 2017 version of the CAAP targets greenhouse gases from port operations. The goal is to lower GHG by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

The meeting will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. in the 1st Floor Training Room at the Port of Long Beach Interim Administrative Offices, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive in Long Beach.

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