Protecting Public Health

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Protecting Public Health

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the single largest source of air pollution in Southern California. As a result, nearby residents suffer high rates of respiratory illnesses. Local community members and environmentalists used CEQA to successfully challenge the Port of L.A.’s approval of a 147-acre terminal expansion for China Shipping Container Line. The parties eventually reached a historic settlement that required the Port to reduce air pollution and industrial blight.