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New bill would open the way to cleaner ports

Members of Congress are stepping up the fight to overturn a longstanding roadblock to cleaning up air pollution affecting some 87 million people living near major U.S. ports.

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National calls to stop pollution-generating “sweatshops on wheels”

From coast to coast, the fight to win labor rights for the nation’s port truck drivers and to clean up industry-induced pollution in communities surrounding the nation’s harbors picked up considerable steam last month.

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"Clean Ports Act" reintroduced in Congress

In a move praised by a broad coalition of environmental, labor, business and public health organizations, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, and 50 other House members reintroduced legislation to protect clean truck programs and cut harmful air pollution now plaguing the nation's ports and surrounding communities.

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Clean ports, truck driver rights at issue on Capitol Hill

A congressional subcommittee this week heard compelling testimony about the achievements of the Clean Trucks Programs at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and what's needed to assure their continued success.