The High Price of Environmental Cleanup and Homeland Security

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The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are about to require that trucks meet EPA standards, cutting 50% of their diesel pollution overnight. But drivers that make 30,000 a year will have to buy new trucks and they'll also be subject to criminal background checks. After October 1, there may not be enough drivers to handle 15 million cargo containers a year—half of all America's imports.

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis