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Port of Oakland Emissions Drop Dramatically


Diesel emissions from trucks serving the Port of Oakland declined 98% between 2005 and 2015. In that same timeframe, ship emissions dropped 75%.

The results indicate the Port is advancing its 2008 commitment to reduce seaport-related diesel health risk by 85% by the year 2020.

The Port said that an analysis of the 2015 Emissions Inventory shows a 76% decrease in total diesel emissions at the Oakland Seaport. Richard Sinkoff, Director of Environmental Programs and Planning at the Port, said: “This is a significant achievement,

“The reduction in seaport diesel emissions is important because it’s closely related to reducing health risk for our neighboring communities.” [...]

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