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Oakland: Port Vote Paves Way for Cleaner Trucks

Tuesday night saw the end of two years of negotiations between the Port of Oakland, environmentalists, truckers and West Oakland residents, with a vote to reduce toxic emissions from trucks serving the busy...
Nicanor Mendoza lives near an EPA Superfund Site in West Oakland, photo by CB Smith-Dahl Share

Ship Pollution Escapes Oakland Diesel Debate

While much of the debate on reducing emissions from the Port of Oakland has revolved around trucks, diesel pollution from the trucks is estimated to make up only 4 percent of West Oakland's overall toxic...
Protesters outside the May 2, 2009 Port of Oakland meeting on the Marine Comprehensive Truck Management Plan. Share

West Oakland Neighbors Tackle Toxic Legacy

Just about any long-term West Oakland resident can rattle off a list of health issues effecting their community: toxins from cargo ships docking at the nearby Port of Oakland, diesel smoke from Port-bound...