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"It's Time for the Free Ride to End": Industry Must Take Responsibility for Fixing the Broken Port Trucking System

March 30, 2010 -- East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable...

Beginning January 1st, 2010, California state environmental regulations went into effect requiring all truck drivers to meet new truck engine standards. There was an intervention at the Port of Oakland by Mayor Dellums, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Port to provide independent truck drivers with a little more time and funding to comply with the state regulations to clean up port trucks. These well-intentioned efforts demonstrate compassion for port truck drivers, as hundreds (if not a thousand) are likely to be out of work if they cannot afford to upgrade their trucks.

EBASE: Meeting Challenges, Seizing Opportunities

December 20, 2008 -- East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable...

2008 will long be remembered as a year of change – a time of shifting political landscapes, economic uncertainty, and renewed hope in the power of community organizing.  Here at the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), we have found ourselves even more deeply grounded in the struggle to make the economy work for working people and facing new challenges with passion and commitment.

It's Time to Turn Up the Heat! The Port of Oakland is Dragging Its Feet!

February 19, 2008 -- East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable...

For the past year, the Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports (CCSP) has been fighting to fix the broken Port trucking system that has created a public health crisis in our community and poor working conditions for Port truck drivers.   Environmental, faith, religious and community activists recently met with Oakland Port Executive Director Omar Benjamin and his staff to express their alarm over environmental and health problems caused by diesel pollution generated at the Port; sweats

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