Cleanup Efforts At Calif. Ports Challenged By Govt.

Law360, New York (October 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission plans to sue the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in a move to block components of a program aimed at reducing air pollution that the agency says violate federal trade law because they reduce the competition necessary for the free flow of foreign trade into the U.S.

In a 2-1 vote on Wednesday, the FMC determined that aspects of the “Clean Trucks Program” adopted by the ports on Oct. 1 violate the Shipping Act of 1984 because they reduce...
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