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California No-Discharge Rule Announcement

Zero Emissions:
Shoreside Power Online at the Port of San Francisco

Press Release

Issued by the Office of the Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco

“There are 9,000 premature deaths in California every year from air pollution. This innovative green technology is an exciting step forward in the fight against climate change and will take aim at serious health problems facing Bay Area residents,” said Jared Blumenfeld, U.S. EPA’s Administrator for the Pacific Southwest region. “The significant diesel emission reductions from this electric shorepower connection will result in fewer incidences of asthma, cardiopulmonary diseases, lost school and work days, and premature deaths directly linked to diesel pollution.”

“Once again we are demonstrating that doing right by the environment doesn’t come at the expense of jobs and economic growth,” said Mayor Newsom. “With shoreside power, we can welcome a growing number of cruise ships and the tourist dollars they bring to San Francisco while protecting the Bay and our local air quality.”

“The Port explored a number of funding options for shoreside power,” explained Port Executive Director Monique Moyer, “and found initial success with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Carl Moyer Program, and later with the Environmental Protection Agency and San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission. We couldn’t have done this without them.”

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