L.A. port recognized for GHG reduction efforts

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The Port of Los Angeles again has earned the designation “Climate Action Leader” from the California Climate Action Registry for the Port’s 2009 greenhouse gas emissions inventory. The port first received the designation two years ago from the California Climate Action Registry, a Climate Action Reserve program that serves as a greenhouse gas registry to protect, encourage and promote early actions to reduce GHG.

“We are thrilled that the Port of Los Angeles has earned the status of Climate Action Leader,” says Sarah Stanner-Cranston, program director for California Climate Action Registry. “We believe that the port’s example helps set a positive tone and a meaningful standard of energy efficiency for the shipping and transportation industries across the nation.”

The port earned the distinction for its strategies for municipally-controlled sources of greenhouse gases. Additionally, the port has taken a proactive position to recognize and reduce the impacts of greenhouse gases throughout the area. The first port in the country to include impacts of greenhouse gases in environmental impact documents, GHG analysis now is standard in port EIR documents.