Cleaner Trucks at the Ports

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The ports of LA and Long Beach handle half of all America's imports from overseas. Together, they are a principal economic engine for Southern California. But they're also a major polluter and a menace to public health, causing significant illness and premature deaths. On October 1, new rules go into effect that are expected to reduce diesel pollution from trucks by half—overnight.

Credits

Guests:
David Pettit - senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council - @TeamAir, Oswaldo Hernandez - Truck driver who has served the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for 16 years, James Hankla - President of the Port of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, David Freeman - Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis