In The Face Of Trumps Anti-Climate Change Policies LA And Long Beach Push For Greener PortsRelease Date: 2017-06-14
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia pledged this week to wean their ports off dirty diesel and other fossil fuels and switch to zero-emission equipment by 2035. This is the most aggressive plan yet to cut air pollution at the ports, by far. And it’s an essential transformation both to clean Los Angeles' notoriously unhealthy air and to cut the carbon emissions that are fueling climate change.
It's no coincidence that the two progressive, Democratic mayors are making this announcement now, in the wake of President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Garcetti is a co-founder and Garcia a member of a coalition of mayors who have pledged to uphold the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals in the Paris agreement.