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    Cap-and-Trade: Port Environmental Initiatives

    The AB 32 Scoping Plan identifies the cap-and-trade program as one of the strategies California will employ to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change. This program will help put California on the path to meet its goal of reducing GHG emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020, and ultimately […]

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    California Sustainable Freight Strategy

    On July 16, 2015, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-32-15, which calls for the development of an integrated freight action plan that will improve freight efficiency, transition to zero-emission technologies, and increase the competitiveness of California’s freight system.  Under the Executive Order, the Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, the Secretary of the California […]

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    California Legislature – 1st Extraordinary Session

    On June 19, 2015, Governor Brown issued a Proclamation calling for the California Legislature to convene an extraordinary session to consider and act upon legislation necessary to enact permanent and sustainable transportation funding to: Adequately and responsibly maintain and repair the state’s transportation and other critical infrastructure; and Improve the state’s key trade corridors; and Complement […]

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    Sea Level Rise

    The annual increase in global temperatures has led to a sea level rise of approximately 8 inches and the National Research Council predicts that by year 2100 sea levels in California may swell between 4-56 inches. An increase of such proportion will significantly magnify natural disasters resulting from flooding, erosion, and weather phenomenon. Abiding by the California Coastal Act, the primary […]

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    Ballast Water Management

    In order to maintain navigability, stability and integrity, ocean-going vessels may take on, discharge, or redistribute ballast water during the course of normal operations.  During cargo loading and unloading, for example – or as a vessel encounters rough seas, or transits through shallow waterways or under bridges – ballast water is frequently used to maintain […]

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    TIGER Grants Awarded to California Ports

    TIGER Grants Awarded to California Ports The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded three California ports with grants from the 2015 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, as was announced on, October 27th, by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Representative. “Whether ports, roads or rail, California’s economic health relies on modern and […]

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    The Port of Oakland Favors Saturday Operations at its Marine Terminals

    The port of Oakland may be opening its doors on Saturdays to additional marine terminal operations, as expressed by a recent letter from Chief Executive Officer Chris Lytle addressed to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). That same letter outlined two obstacles which must be resolved in order to achieve this goal: the labor shortage which […]

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    Environmentalists, industry debate proposed new federal clean-truck rules

    Environmentalists and trucking industry representatives clashed Tuesday at an all-day hearing in Long Beach on the federal government’s next regulatory phase of diesel truck emissions, which experts say account for 20 percent of greenhouse gases. With government regulators listening intently, California officials called the emission reduction targets for medium and heavy-duty trucks too lenient, while […]

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    Port of Oakland Hosts the Governor, Assembly Speaker, and a Coalition of Stakeholders as They Call for Transport Fix

    Governor Brown’s inaugural address which took place earlier this year drew a clear picture of a deficiency in California’s transportation infrastructure. “We must also deal with longstanding infrastructure challenges”, he stated. “Each year we fall further and further behind and must do something about it. So I am calling on Republicans and Democrats alike to […]

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    Statement on Executive Order B-32-15

    On July 17, 2015, Governor Edmund Brown, Jr. released his Executive Order B-32-15, which calls for the development of an integrated freight action plan that establishes clear targets to improve freight efficiency, transition to zero-emission technologies, and increase the competitiveness of California’s freight system. Monique Moyer, CAPA President and Executive Director of the Port of […]

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