Court rules against FMC in California port case

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The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday, April 16, upheld the California ports’ Clean Truck Program, calling it an “… ambitious, multifaceted program to reduce high levels of air pollution while also striving to improve the ports’ safety and security.”

“This is a clear victory for our Clean Truck Program and the idea that you can both green and grow the Port of Los Angeles at the same time,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said.

In a ruling released by the Court, Judge Richard Leon rejected the request by the Federal Maritime Commission for a preliminary injunction against the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach CTPs, calling FMC’s arguments “weak” and “