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Rep. Barragán Statement on EPA Authorization of the California Clean Shipping Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     

17 October 2023

Contact: Kevin McGuire, 202-538-2386 (mobile)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (CA-44) released the below statement following an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granting authorization for a California regulation that will reduce air pollution from diesel-powered ships:

“I commend EPA for granting authorization for the California Air Resource Board’s (CARB) ‘Ocean-Going Vessels At-Berth Regulation.’ This will reduce air pollution in California and protect the health of millions of people who are impacted by emissions from diesel-powered ships, especially our port communities. This is a critical step for California’s leadership on zero-emission shipping and our fight against the climate crisis.”

Last week, Congresswoman Barragán and Senator Padilla led 16 California Members in a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, urging the EPA to grant authorization for CARB’s authorization request.