NJ Hopes to Curb Diesel Emissions at Its Ports

The DEP’s proposed rules would cut pollution from cargo-handling equipment, cleaning up the air in nearby communities

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – In an effort to improve air quality around New Jersey’s ports, the state yesterday proposed tough new rules to crack down on pollution from cargo-handling equipment spewing diesel emissions in nearby communities.

The proposal, if adopted, marks the second time in a month in which the state would mostly copy a California regulation aimed at reducing pollution from the transportation sector …