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September 20, 2017   |   American Shipper


Diesel group calls for SoCal ports to ditch alternative fuels, electric equipment

The Diesel Technology Forum, a Northern California-based non-profit dedicated to promoting the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology, is lobbying the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to more fully implement diesel technology within the latest update to their signature air pollution reduction initiative.
   The draft version of the San Pedro Bay ports’ latest iteration of their Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) focuses in part on electrification, with electric terminal equipment and zero-emissions drayage trucks being two components of the comprehensive strategy.
   “As currently constructed, this updated Clean Air Action Plan must do more to recognize and leverage strategies like accelerated adoption of cleaner diesel engines and equipment that achieve proven near-term benefits,” DTF Executive Director Allen Schaffer said.

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