Long Beach air quality

Report Shows Seven Consecutive Years of Air Pollution Decline at Port of Long Beach

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Diesel air pollution from ships, trucks, trains and other big machines at the Port of Long Beach has declined by 82 percent since 2005, a comprehensive air quality analysis has found.

State of the Air 2014 Puts Long Beach on List With Unhealthy Air

state-ofthe-air This morning, the American Lung Association released State of the Air 2014, an annual report on air quality which lists both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country. This year’s report shows continued progress in efforts to reduce ozone and particle pollution, and reinforces the importance of the state’s strong clean air leadership in reducing the public’s exposure to harmful air.

LBFD Sends Units to Assist With “Colby” Fire in Glendora

lbfd At 10:09 Thursday morning, Long Beach Fire Department Units were dispatched to assist with the “Colby” wildland fire in Glendora. Commonly known as a “Strike Team”, units from Long Beach included one Battalion Chief and five Engines, for a total of 21 personnel.

$225,000 Grant Helps City Take First Steps Towards Transforming Terminal Island Freeway

grant-money Caltrans has awarded the City of Long Beach a $225,000 environmental justice grant to begin developing a vision for transforming the Terminal Island (TI) Freeway into a local-serving road with an adjacent landscaped buffer.

7th District Councilmember Johnson Invites Residents to a Community Tree Planting at Hudson Park and the Green Wall

tree On Saturday, October 19th, please join 7th District Councilmember James Johnson, the West Long Beach Association, and volunteers for a community tree planting in Hudson Park along the Green Wall pilot project.

Public Hearing Looks for Alternative Airline Fuels to Reduce Local Pollution

Alternative Fuel for Airlines Senator Ted Lieu will host a public hearing next week titled Pollution Risks of Aviation Fuel: Looking Forward to an Unleaded Alternative. Supporters of cleaner, safer air and reduced pollution from exhaust around high-density areas like Los Angeles will review pollution risks from lead and explore alternatives during a public hearing in Westchester by Sen.

Diesel Air Pollution Down 81% at Port of Long Beach

Photo Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Photo Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. The Port of Long Beach has cut diesel particulates by 81 percent since 2005, according to an analysis released today. The results for 2012 mark six straight years of improving air quality in the harbor area thanks to the Port’s focused efforts to reduce air pollution caused by goods movement.

Port of Long Beach Energy Policy Approved by Board of Harbor Commissioners

Photo Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Photo Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has unanimously approved a groundbreaking Port of Long Beach Energy Policy to guide efforts that will secure a more sustainable and resilient supply of power as demand grows.

Port Officials Detail Efforts to Cut Air Pollution Utilizing Shore Power

Shore Power Photo from Port of Long Beach The Port of Long Beach, its terminal customers and shipping lines are investing millions of dollars in equipment to allow vessels to “plug in” to clean electricity at berth and dramatically cut air pollution in advance of upcoming state deadlines, officials reported Monday at a special “Shore Power Summit.” When ships use shore power, they tap landside electricity for their power needs at berth – lights, pumps, communications, refrigeration – instead of running diesel-fueled auxiliary on-board engines.

Councilmember James Johnson Applauds AQMD for Zero Emissions Technologies Approval

Zero Emissions trucking and transportation A new program at the AQMD will improve air quality in Long Beach by increasing movement of goods using zero-emission trucks.   On Friday, April 5th, 2013, the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) voted to execute the contracts and proceed with the development of a demonstration section of a Catenary Zero Emissions Goods Movement System.

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