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RECOMMEND PENDING CALIFORNIA LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD REGULATIONS INCLUDE LNG/CNG PUMPS AT GASOLINE STATIONS


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To compliment the program below, California should adopt "fuel Standard Regulations" that would provide incentives and tax breaks for oil companies to install at least one LNG/CNG pump for the general public use at their gasoline stations in California:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/fuels/lcfs/lcfs.htm

by,
Robert E. Fisher, Master of Social Welfare, 1971
The University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA
Former City of Los Angeles Legislative Analyst/Rep
to the California Coastal Commission 1974-79
http://www.robertefisher.com
cc:American Petroleum Institute
Senators Boxer and Feinstein
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News Release

PORT OF LOS ANGELES LAUNCHES
2009 ALTERNATIVE FUELTRUCK INCENTIVE PROGRAM

-- Program Goal is 1,000 Clean Trucks by End of 2009 --

SAN PEDRO, Calif.-- May 8, 2009 -- The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has approved up to $44.2 million in Port funding toward the 2009 Clean Truck Incentive Program at the Port of Los Angeles. The 2009 incentives will be used to help bring trucks into service at the Port that run on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), or lithium battery electric power. This initiative follows a successful 2008 incentive program that put into service more than 2,200 trucks that currently meet or exceed 2007 U.S. EPA emission standards. Since the launch of the Clean Truck Program October 1, 2008, pollution at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex has been reduced by more than 23 percent.

"Our goal is to put 1,000 alternative fuel trucks into service through our 2009 Clean Truck Incentive Program, and the funding our board just approved is a major step in that direction," said Port Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. "Natural Gas technologies offer a variety of environmental benefits that make them a good fit for drayage in this market. Through this program we will help truck operators purchase alternative fuel trucks and continue our aggressive efforts to reduce port truck emissions."

The funds will be used to offer concessionaires in the Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program (CTP) incentives of up to $80,000 for each LNG or CNG truck they purchase. Port terminal operators or concessionaires can also receive up to 80 percent of negotiated cost for each electric truck they purchase for terminal or drayage truck use. Because the Port's 1000-truck goal for 2009 (900 LNG/CNG trucks and 100 electric trucks) will cost up to $100 million, the Port is applying for grants from the U.S. Department of Energy, the California Air Resources Board, and the California Energy Commission. Within the next 30 days, the Port will publish program guidelines and will begin accepting letters of intent.

The Port of Los Angeles, also known as "America's Port," has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy and the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. A recipient of numerous environmental awards, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2007 Clean Air Excellence Award, the Port of Los Angeles is committed to innovating cleaner, greener ways of doing business. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars. The Port of Los Angeles - A cleaner port. A brighter future.

Read More at the Port of Los Angeles NewsRoom

Port of Los Angeles Contact:
Lori Kelman
(310) 732-3568
lkelman@portla.org

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