California taxpayers will be forking over 76 million dollars to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
The cash will be spent on zero-emission projects around the Port of Los Angeles.
Despite being told that cow farts and your gas-guzzling SUV are causing global warming, the AQMD now says 80% of air pollution in Southern California comes from trucks, trains, jets and ships.
AQMD says spending 76 million dollars will create 7,600 jobs and remove 1.7 tons of fine particulate matter from the air, and get rid of 632 tons of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)—a precursor to smog.
The 76 million dollars from the California State Transportation Agency’s Port & Freight Infrastructure Program, will pay for trains powered by hydrogen cells, 19 hydrogen refueling stations and 376 Fast Chargers for electric trucks.
All of this will happen by 2027.
Semi-trailer trucks arrive at the Los Angeles Port in San Pedro on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The union for thousands of West Coast dockworkers has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, it was announced Wednesday, after more than a year of negotiations and several work disruptions that snarled shipping traffic at some of the largest ports. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) used locally July 7th 2023