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.



  • 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


Warren Olney