The reduction in emissions is due in part to stricter federal standards and in part to efforts by the state, the Times said. After a 2007 study revealed the level of emissions from the ports, the Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Washington offered grants to help tug companies re-power boats with cleaner [...]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $1.34 million grant for a Port of Long Beach project to deploy cleaner cargo-handling equipment at its container terminals.
The funds will help two terminals, Piers A and J, to retrofit 11 rubber-tired gantry cranes with diesel particulate filters or exhaust treatment technologies. The grant also will [...]
The Environmental Protection Agency wants a thorough review of the consequences of coal export through Northwest ports, saying the first project in the pipeline — at Oregon’s Port of Morrow — “has the potential to significantly impact human health and the environment.”
It’s not a full victory for environmentalists and tribes near the Columbia [...]
The Teamsters union and some environmental groups have been pushing for a federal solution to clean-trucks standards at the country’s ports for some time, and they finally got their way, although it wasn’t exactly the solution they were looking for.
That’s because the Environmental Protection Agency last week announced an important extension of its [...]
In an effort to clean up the area around Terminal 117 in south Seattle’s Lower Duwamish Waterway, $33 million will be spent by the city of Seattle and the Port of Seattle, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Terminal 117 is part of the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site, which includes a former industrial [...]