Landmark Victory at the Port of Los Angeles for Green Growth, Good Jobs

March 21, 2008 -- Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy

In the month of March, the Port of Los Angeles made history, enacting one of the most far-reaching pollution-reduction plans in the country.  The Clean Trucks Program approved by the L.A. Port Commission not only will dramatically improve air quality and cut diesel-related health problems, but will help lift 16,000 truck drivers out of poverty.

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WPUSA: Collaborating to Build Good Green Jobs

March 21, 2008 -- Working Partnerships USA

Over the past year, the enormous challenge posed by climate change has been catapulted into the limelight.  Prominent leaders in all sectors are now calling for serious and immediate efforts to fight global warming.  As mainstream interest in the "green economy" explodes, so too has the concept of green jobs: the alluring idea that efforts to defend the environment can also create new j

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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