Sept. 29, 2017 – -The Almond Alliance joined a coalition representing manufacturers, farmers and agribusinesses, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, distributors, and transportation and logistics providers who use the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, voicing concerns on the Draft 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update.

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have achieved large reductions in pollutants and greenhouse gases over past 10-plus years. While the ports and stakeholders must continue to build upon the successes achieved so far, we are significantly concerned with several aspects of the Draft Clean Air Action Plan Update. These include the lack of information with respect to the commercial availability of specified technologies, the uncertainty of the draft plan’s cost, the absence of any analysis regarding the ports’ future competitiveness, the exclusion of certain technologies and fuels, and the lack of a cost benefit analysis on the air quality benefits that would result from this program.

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