Big Rig Pollution and the Port’s Green Truck Program

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The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach account for almost 25% of the region’s diesel emissions.  Studies show human cancer risks fifteen miles inland, and diesel exhaust has been linked to asthma, heart disease and underweight newborns.  The Ports have embarked on a massive cleanup effort focusing partly on 16,000 trucks that cause a big part of the problem. That means big money, and today 30 big-rigs caravaned down the 110 Freeway from the Sports Arena to the Ports themselves to raise public attention.

Credits

Guests:
Abrica Salvador - The Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports, Patty Senecal - Member of the California Trucking Association, David Freeman - Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Christian Bordal, Dan Konecky