Update Shows Environmental Progress
December 13, 2005
The Port of Long Beach has released up-to-date information on the achievements under its Green Port Policy, a document that outlines the Port’s goals, strategies and programs for an environmentally friendly and sustainable future.
Among the Green Port accomplishments of the past three months is an agreement between the Port and one of its train operators, Pacific Harbor Line, that will replace a fleet of aging diesel locomotives with cleaner-burning models by September 2006.
The Port has dramatically reduced smokestack emissions violations among its visiting cargo ships. The Port recorded eight violations, about half the number found in comparable time periods earlier this year.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a real-time air-quality monitoring program, the first of its kind in the Harbor District, to begin in 2006. In addition, the Port’s Green Port Open House in October drew more than 2,000 residents to the Port to learn more about its operations and environmental programs.
Click on the attached PDF document below to read more about the Port’s latest environmental achievements, as well as its ongoing progress on Green Port goals.
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