Tony Barboza

Business, Fuel, TCA

As Port Ships Become L.A.’s Biggest Polluters, California Could Force a Cleanup

Port of Los Angeles The Maersk Edinburgh cargo ship sits docked at the APM shipping terminal in the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Ships visiting Southern California’s bustling ports are poised to become the region’s largest source of smog-causing pollutants in coming years, one reason state regulators want to reduce emissions from thousands more of them.

Tony Barboza | Los Angeles Times
January 3, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

SoCal Regulators See Chance to Rein in Freight Pollution

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Over and over in their decadeslong war on smog, Southern California regulators have failed to use a powerful tool against ports, warehouses and other freight and logistics hubs that are magnets for air pollution.

Tony Barboza | Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2018

L.A., Long Beach Mayors Sign Pact Setting Zero-Emissions Goals for Ports

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The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach signed an agreement June 12 directing the nation’s largest port complex to reduce air pollution by moving toward zero-emission trucks and yard equipment.

Tony Barboza | Los Angeles Times
June 15, 2017
Business

Port of Los Angeles Terminal Fails to Comply With Pollution-Reduction Mandates, Officials Say

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The Port of Los Angeles has failed to meet pollution-reduction requirements at another shipping terminal, city officials said Feb. 1, their second such admission in recent months.

Tony Barboza | Los Angeles Times
February 2, 2016
Business

Port of L.A. Rolled Back Measures to Cut Pollution During Its 'Green' Expansion

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Shortly after the Port of Los Angeles agreed to require air quality improvements at one of its busiest terminals seven years ago, top port officials privately began rolling back pollution-cutting measures they promised, government records obtained by The Los Angeles Times show.

Tony Barboza | Los Angeles Times
December 15, 2015