Will Green House Gases be addressed in the CAAP?
In addition to the focus on DPM, oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and oxides of sulfur (SOx), greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide, methane, etc.) are also an important consideration when evaluating emissions from mobile sources, since they potentially have a global effect. While the immediate purpose of this Clean Air Action Plan is to address emissions that affect public health risk on a local basis, it is important to note that none of the emissions mitigations measures proposed in this plan will cause an increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) and that some, in fact, will reduce GHGs. Further, state-wide greenhouse gas emission reductions are expected to be achieved through the recently enacted California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), which requires CARB to develop regulations and market mechanisms to implement a cap on greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources that will reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. In addition, the Port of Los Angeles has become a member of the California Climate Action Registry which requires the Port to report Green House Gas Emissions from port operations.