Skip to Content
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Log In
Trucks

Judge Supports Ports in “Clean Trucks” Case

8:37 AM PDT on September 9, 2008

9_9_08_trucks.jpg

U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder, who yesterday heard the complaint by the American Trucker's Association against the new "Clean Trucks" program at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, appears to be leaning towards the ports according to a report in today's Los Angeles Times.

After a40-minute hearing, U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder said she wouldprobably allow the program to move forward, despite objections fromtruckers.

"The balance of hardships and the public interest tip decidedly in favor of denying the injunction," she said in court.

Naturally, we're not out of the woods yet.  ATA Spokesman Clayton Boyce is already telling reporters the association will file an appeal.  If not overturned, the ports' plan would disallow any trucks built before 1989 to enter either port on October 1 of this year.  The ban could reduce truck emissions in the areas surrounding the ports by as much as 80%.

Photo: Swerve 3030/Flick

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog Los Angeles

Supervisor Hahn Calls for No Residential Demolitions in Metro’s 710 Freeway Corridor Project

"[For 710 Freeway expansion] Metro needs to commit itself to zero residential property takes. [Metro] should have as one its top priorities ensuring that our projects do not result in kicking people out of their homes."

February 29, 2024

Where Does Alhambra Stand in the BRT Plan for the 60 Freeway Corridor?

The city is not quite in the 60 Freeway corridor; but there is a strong case and appetite for Bus Rapid Transit there

February 28, 2024

SGV Connect 122: Glendora

The podcast continues a tour through the San Gabriel Valley with an episode focused on the city of Glendora, known as the Heart of the Foothills.

February 27, 2024
See all posts