Long Beach Post: New Clean Air Action Plan at the Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles Could Cost Up to $14 Billion
Englander Knabe & Allen Senior Vice President Alex Cherin was quoted in a Long Beach Post article entitled, “New Clean Air Action Plan at the Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles Could Cost Up to $14 Billion”:
Wednesday afternoon, California Trucking Association CEO Shawn Yadon, CTA Intermodal Conference Executive Director Alex Cherin and Harbor Trucking Association Executive Director Weston LaBar released a joint statement following the release of the CAAP where they cautioned balance when in achieving environmental goals while taking into account the costs incurred by those who must replace older trucks with those compliant with the updated action plan.
“For an industry that has already invested more than $1 billion to meet and exceed the stated air emission goals of the first CAAP, we must continue to pursue a balanced approach that pushes forward new technology and further reduces emissions without overly burdening truckers,” the statement said.
“We look forward to working with our partners to implement the operational goals—including the goal of meeting an hour-visit time at our terminal facilities—that have now been identified as a critical component of the Ports’ clean air strategy.”