This article first discusses and explains the laws that govern air quality at the major California ports. Then, it explores the Clean Truck Program (CTP) implemented by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to improve port-related air quality and address public health issues in low-income areas caused by drayage trucks emissions. Next, it discusses a comparison of truck air pollution regulations at the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland. Finally, this article argues that it is necessary for the port of Oakland to adopt measures used by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to improve air quality in the neighborhood.
Taking a Breath: Lessons For the Port of Oakland From the Clean Trucks Program At the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, 10 Golden Gate U. Envtl. L.J. 87