Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Just recently feasibility was discussed at a Port of Los Angeles meeting yesterday and I have some thoughts of my own.


Just recently feasibility was discussed at a Port of Los Angeles meeting yesterday and I have some thoughts of my own.

We all want clean air, but at what cost? The NRDC recently explained they want nothing short of 100% clean. For context, 90-95% will keep thousands employed, but at 100% you make it impossible to employ anyone, including truckers. 


Right now, Los Angeles, California is quickly becoming the leader in this race for clean air and now the NRDC is telling us,”It’s not enough.” and has threatened with legal ramifications if we do not hit 100% clean air. 🤔

I noticed some of these NRDC members are well off. Some of them own entire blocks of real estate that are leased out to thriving businesses in San Pedro. They know who pays their rent, so why would they attack the Maritime industry, knowing who pays their bills?


Maybe they’ve lost touch with the community they claim to represent? Automation is not the only answer and this is well known. For those of you that do not know, the use of automation isn’t even 100%, they still use diesel. Knowing this, they still stand against electric machinery that would bring us to 90-95% clean? I hate to speculate, but I’m starting to question the agenda of the NRDC and who is funding them.

Thoughts?

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Marty Cerda - On The Waterfront


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