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The Port of Long Beach has made tremendous improvements to the environment in recent years. Guided by our award-winning Green Port Policy, we are reducing harmful air emissions from port-related operations, improving water quality in the harbor, protecting marine wildlife and implementing environmentally sustainable practices throughout the Port.

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Next Generation Clean Trucks Program Aims For Zero Emissions
News ImageA decade ago, smoke-belching trucks rolled into the Port of Long Beach, spewing harmful diesel particulates into the air and throughout surrounding neighborhoods. To transform the truck fleet and work toward ending unhealthful conditions, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles enacted their landmark Clean Trucks Program on Oct. 1, 2008, ushering in a green port era.
(posted: 10/19/2018)
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Port Awarded $50 Million for Zero Emissions Project
News ImageThe Port of Long Beach has received preliminary approval for a $50 million grant from the California Air Resources Board for a sweeping, transformative demonstration of a near-zero and zero-emissions supply chain at the nation’s second-busiest seaport.
(posted: 9/11/2018)
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Port Emissions Fall Even as Cargo Rises
News ImageThe Port of Long Beach is continuing to outperform 2023 clean air goals for diesel particles and sulfur oxides, even while cargo volumes have jumped to record levels, according to a comprehensive study of Port-related air pollution emissions.
(posted: 8/28/2018)
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Wildlife Video Feature
In this four-minute video feature, see how the Port is protecting the marine environment on behalf of its fish, invertebrate, bird and marine mammal neighbors. The harbor is vital habitat to scores of species and the Port is working to lessen its impacts on the natural environment. Click here to watch the video.
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