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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.

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OVERVIEW & QUICK REFERENCE
Press Release

FULL REPORT IN PDF
Adobe Acrobat file (size: 852 KB)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview
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
Recommendations
Appendix: Port Grading Methodology

last revised 2/28/2006

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