Harboring Pollution: The Dirty Truth about U.S. Ports
Marine ports in the United States are major hubs of economic activity and major sources of pollution. This March 2004 report by NRDC and the Coalition for Clean Air assesses efforts at the 10 largest U.S. ports to control pollution, and provides an overview of policy and practical pollution mitigation recommendations. For more detailed analysis and technical recommendations, see the August 2004 report, Harboring Pollution: Strategies to Clean Up U.S. Ports, which contains practical strategies and policies for port operators, regulatory agencies and community-based organizations to reduce harmful pollution.
OVERVIEW & QUICK REFERENCE
FULL REPORT IN PDF
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Environmental Report Cards for 10 U.S. Ports
- Los Angeles, California
- Long Beach, California
- New York - New Jersey (the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey)
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Oakland, California
- Hampton Roads, Virginia
- Seattle, Washington
- Savannah, Georgia
- Houston, Texas
- Miami, Florida
- Appendix: Port Grading Methodology
last revised 2/28/2006
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