EPA Administrator Visits the Port of Long Beach

Newly appointed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy visited the Port of Long Beach on Thursday to see firsthand some of the air-quality projects her agency has funded. Standing in a Foss Caribe Horizon crew boat retrofitted with cleaner engines, McCarthy spoke about the need to strike a balance between commerce and community.

“We know goods movement is a challenge,” she said. “It’s necessary for the country and so it’s necessary for us to continue to work together to make sure that it’s environmentally sound in that it’s a meaningful opportunity for folks to have jobs and have clean communities.”

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