Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to host Clean Air Action Plan meeting

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles announced they will be jointly hosting a community meeting on Oct. 3 to receive input on the proposed update of the Clean Air Action Plan, or CAAP. The meeting will be held at the Port of Long Beach Administration Building in Downtown Long Beach.

Both ports began working on an update to the Clean Air Action Plan in 2017. The plan calls for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to work toward a zero-emission future while remaining competitive in the world of domestic and international shipping.

“Since 2005, port-related air pollution emissions in San Pedro Bay have dropped 87 percent for diesel particulate matter, 58 percent for nitrogen oxides and 97 percent for sulfur oxides,” Port of L.A. staff said in a released statement about the Oct. 3 meeting. “Targets for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) from port-related sources were introduced as part of the 2017 CAAP. The document calls for the ports to reduce GHGs 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The Clean Air Action Plan was originally approved in 2006.”

The Oct. 3 meeting is the third such CAAP public workshop of 2019. The meeting, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon, is open to the public and will be held at the first-floor multipurpose room of the Port of Long Beach Administration Building. There is no parking at the Administration Building. Visit www.cleanairactionplan.org for more information.

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