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Long Beach: Stop fossil gas at your port!

Long Beach leaders are currently considering plans that would facilitate building new fossil gas stations at our port (also known as “bunkering”), a decision that would harm our community and exacerbate the climate crisis by increasing fossil fuel pollution and emissions. The Port of Long Beach — one of the largest and busiest ports in the U.S. — is considering updates to its Port Master Plan that would expand permissibility for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering to fuel LNG ships at the port for decades to come.

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U.S. EPA Ports Primer for Communities

Ports Primer for Communities Office of Transportation and Air Quality (EPA-420-B-20-013). March 2020. An Overview of Ports Planning and Operations to Support Community Participation.

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Campaign: Stop LNG in Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach is considering plans to allow development of a new fossil fuel facility for ships powered by methane emitting liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG is not a clean fuel. Port of Long Beach must stop
fossil fuel expansion and invest in a livable, just climate future during our most decisive decade on climate action.

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Policy Model: National Zero-Emission Shipping Policy – U.S. Clean Shipping Act 2022

Bring this to your national government! Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), along with original co-sponsor Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.), introduced H.R. 8336, the Clean Shipping Act of 2022. This bill becomes the first stand-alone legislation to zero out pollution from all ocean shipping companies that do business with the United States.

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Policy Model: City Zero-Emission Shipping Resolution – City of Los Angeles Resolution on Maritime Industry Decarbonization

Bring this to your local government! The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to adopt Councilmember Nithya Raman’s resolution calling on Los Angeles’ top maritime importers to commit to making all port calls to the San Pedro Port Complex, which includes the Port of Los Angeles, on 100% zero-emissions ships by 2030.

News + insights

Clean Air Action Plan Update Surfaces Long Simmering Concerns

Read excerpts of Pacific Environment’s Dawny’all Heydari’s statements made at the latest Clean Air Action Plan update meeting, and click on the link to read the full article in Random Length News.

Pacific Environment applauds first-ever Ocean Climate Action Plan

The Biden administration released a first-ever Ocean Climate Action Plan. Ocean-based solutions include, but are not limited to: green shipping, blue carbon, biodiversity conservation and protection, ecosystem protection and restoration, nature-based solutions, marine renewable energy, ocean-based carbon dioxide removal and sequestration, climate-ready aquaculture and fisheries, and other ocean-climate related actions.

Ports for People Applauds Los Angeles and Tokyo, Yokohama Green Shipping Corridors

The Port of Los Angeles has entered into separate Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) with the Port of Tokyo and the Port of Yokohama to formalize their collaboration on sustainability and environmental issues at the ports. The MOUs were finalized during the 2023 California Japan Clean Energy Trade Mission.