Facts on Diesel

Diesel is Known to be Harmful

What you need to know

About Air Pollution in Southern California

The Los Angeles area remains one of the most polluted in the nation. We know constantly living in poor air quality can irritate your eyes, nose, and throat, cause shortness of breath, aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions, but we’re here to change that.

In the news

Courthouse News, April 10, 2020
Experts Say Dirty Air Will Return When Lockdowns End

Long Beach Port, March 9, 2020
Port commissioners approve new truck fee; critics say it’s too low to curb emissions

The Daily Breeze, March 6, 2020
Truck rate fee on joint LA-Long Beach port meeting agenda

Medium, March 6, 2020
Getting Rid of Diesel Trucks at the Ports Critical to Cleaning Air in Southern California

Daily Breeze, February 6, 2020
L.A., Long Beach harbor commissions head toward final votes on fees to reduce pollution from trucks 

LandLine, December 26, 2019
California ports propose $20 Clean Truck Fund rate

Torrance Daily Breeze, December 16, 2019
An Open Letter to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners and the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners

Benzinga Freight Waves, December 9, 2019
High Energy Costs Are Challenging California Ports

Los Angeles Times, December 3, 2019
Letters to the Editors: California must do more than just mandate the use of zero-emission trucks

NBC Los Angeles, December 1, 2019
NewsConference: Eliminating Diesel Trucks at LA Port 

Long Beach Post, November 21, 2019
In the name of health, groups call on California to end diesel now 

Advanced Clean Tech News, October 28, 2019
Op-ed: Southern California’s Polluted Air Problem: A Call to End Diesel Now

Beverly Press, October 10, 2019
‘End Diesel Now’ campaign kicks off on California Clean Air Day

Long Beach Business Journal, October 7, 2019
Ship And Truck Emissions Remain Focus Of Green Efforts In Logistics 

CN Cronkite News, Oct 1, 2019
‘Asthma Alley’: Long Beach ranks worst in U.S. for air quality

Transport Topics, September 30, 2019
TTSI Replaces Trucks With Near-Zero-Emission Models

American Journal of Transportation, September 27, 2019
LA-Long Beach port trucking company replaces truck fleet with near-zero emissions natural gas trucks

Green Car Technology, September 27, 2019
Los Angeles-Long Beach Port trucking company replacing entire diesel truck fleet with near-zero emissions natural gas trucks, RNG

OC Breeze, September 27, 2019
Los Angeles-Long Beach Port trucking company replacing entire diesel truck fleet with near-zero emissions Natural Gas trucks

Fleet Owner, September 26, 2019
California port trucking company replaces diesel fleet with CNG trucks

CCJ Commercial Carrier Journal, September 26, 2019
California port hauler renews entire fleet with all CNG trucks

Yahoo! Finance, September 26, 2019
Los Angeles-Long Beach Port Trucking Company Replacing Entire Diesel Truck Fleet with Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Trucks

Press Release

Diesel Engine Exhaust Infographic

Regardless whether you live in a rural or urban setting, the widespread use of diesel-powered engines makes it almost impossible to avoid exposure to diesel exhaust and its byproducts.

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Asthma & Diesel Pollution Fact Sheet

Asthma is a chronic lung disorder that causes swelling and inflammation in the lungs. Asthma causes the airway to narrow, often in response to a trigger such as exposure to an allergen, exercise or emotional stress.

Asthma rates in Los Angeles have increased dramatically over the last three decades. It is the most prevalent chronic disease among children, affecting over 3000,000 children or 13.2 percent of children ages 5 to 17 in the county. Asthma is also the leading cause of children’s visits to hospital emergency rooms.

Establishing a Ban on Diesel Fuel: Harmful to Public Health

Diesel exhaust from burning diesel fuel is a major source of air pollution, greenhouse gases, black carbon, and diesel particulate matter. All of these are bad, but worst of all are the health impacts from diesel exhaust, and more specifically, a component of the exhaust known as diesel particulate matter (DPM) which is a major health hazard. It is estimated that about 70% of total known cancer risk related to air toxics in California is attributable to diesel particulate matter.

How to Get Involved

Join BREATHE LA in calling on policymakers to End Diesel Now across California

Reducing emissions from diesel can have an immediate positive impact on air quality and our public health.

Here are some of the ways you can get involved!