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Calif. Law To Require Ships To Cut Pollution

NPR | May 20, 2013 2:28 a.m. | Updated: May 20, 2013 7:18 a.m.

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Kirk Siegler

California is about to become the first state to require shore power at its ports. A new law requires at least half of a shipping line’s fleet to shut down their diesel engines and plug into shore-side electric power when they unload their cargo. It’s part of a larger effort to cut pollution at the state’s busiest ports. But costs have been a sticking point.

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