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Bonnie Lowenthal
Submitted on April 30, 2007 - 1pm

Long Beach City Councilmember Bonnie Lowenthal has served on the front lines of the battles over goods movement and pollution. In this VerdeXchange News interview she discusses the state bond’s promise for easing the impact of pollution on her constituents in Long Beach and neighboring port communities.

Gene Pentimonti
Submitted on April 30, 2007 - 1pm

Shipping industry giant Maersk Line, operator of the Port of L.A.’s largest terminal, has accepted a degree of responsibility for the pollution surrounding its ports of call and has implemented voluntary measures to clean its ships that call on California.

John Bohn
Submitted on April 30, 2007 - 1pm

A significant portion of California’s pollution emanates from power plants. Whereas the pollution caused by the habits of millions of drivers may be slow to improve, power plants and other utilities have already begun to face the scrutiny of the green policies of the Public Utilities Commission.

Enrique Peñalosa
Submitted on April 30, 2007 - 12pm

Just as cities in undeveloped countries face daunting urban and environmental challenges, so do they give rise to remarkable, unexpected solutions. Focusing on improved public transit and public spaces, Mayor Enrique Peñalosa transformed Bogotá, Columbia, into a more pleasant, safe, and sustainable city.