Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Los Angeles Expects to Exceed Emissions Goals

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles is reaching and surpassing its 2023 targets for curbing pollution as cargo volumes soar, according to the recent release of its 2018 Inventory of Air Emissions Report.

Los Angeles met its 2023 goal to lower its diesel particulate matter in 2012 (77%), its SOx in 2014 (93%), and its NOx (59%) in 2017, the report read. The port also continues to surpass its 2020 goal of curbing the health risk related to port operations first reached in 2014.

The port is pushing to lower GHG emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80% by 2050.

“Even as cargo has increased 26 percent since the baseline year of 2005, we’ve sustained the remarkable clean air gains we’ve made since then,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “Our goal remains getting to zero emissions, which is why we’re focused on working with our partners on operational efficiencies and next-generation near-zero and especially zero emissions solutions, so our port, community and environment can thrive together.”

For more on the report, visit https://kentico.portoflosangeles.org/getmedia/0e10199c-173e-4c70-9d1d-c87b9f3738b1/2018_Air_Emissions_Inventory.