Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

The Port of Long Beach announced Friday that it has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to replace diesel-fueled tractors with electric zero-emission vehicles for use at its container terminal.

The grant, extended under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act, will help the port buy eight cargo-handling electric yard tractors for $4.5 million, replacing eight diesel-run tractors, a statement said.

“These (new) vehicles will cut pollution, providing immediate health benefits to surrounding communities,” said Rick Cameron, the port’s managing director of planning and environmental affairs.

—City News Service

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