SF Chronicle: New Laws Have Cleaned Up Air at Port of Oakland

  • by BPC Staff
  • on September 23, 2013

New laws have cleaned up air at Port of Oakland

Stephanie M. Lee
Friday, September 20, 2013

“From the ships that glide into harbor to the trucks that rumble in and out carrying goods, the Port of Oakland is a place known for noise, motion – and air pollution.

The port is one of the nation’s busiest, and the vessels, vehicles and other machines that operate there are infamous for spewing noxious emissions that endanger the health of thousands of residents in nearby West Oakland. Studies have linked pollution from the port to asthma and other respiratory ailments.

But these days, the air along the port’s 19-mile waterfront is a little purer, the result of local and state programs and laws in recent years intended to make ships, trucks and other equipment run in cleaner, more efficient ways. Port officials and outside experts say the improvements have been significant.”  Read the full article at SFgate.com