Invitation to an EPA Webinar on the National Port Strategy Assessment: Reducing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases at U.S. Ports

Invitation to an EPA Webinar on the National Port Strategy Assessment: Reducing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases at U.S. Ports

Received from the EPA by email

EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality would like to invite you to a webinar exploring the recently released National Port Strategy Assessment: Reducing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases at U.S. Ports. On September 22nd, EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality released the assessment to examine current and future emissions from a variety of diesel sources operating in port areas, and to explore the potential of a range of available strategies to reduce emissions from port-related trucks, locomotives, cargo handling equipment, harbor craft, and ocean-going vessels. Diesel engines are important for the American economy, and although they can be reliable and efficient, older diesel engines can emit significant amounts of air pollution, including fine particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, air toxics, and carbon dioxide, which impact human health and the planet. This assessment supports the vision of EPA’s Ports Initiative to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases through a collaboration of industry, government, and communities.    

The same webinar will be offered on two dates and times.

               Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST: Register Here

               Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST: Register Here

Please circulate this invitation to any interested organizations and individuals. For questions, please contact Benjamin VanGessel at vangessel.benjamin@epa.gov.

Press release, assessment documents, and EPA blog can be found at:

Press release

Assessment page

Report download

Blog post from Chris Grundler, Office Director of EPA’s OTAQ