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Port of L.A. helped pay for cleaner China Shipping vessels--which later stopped docking in L.A.

Published: 
Wed, 03/30/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Chemicals

The Port of Los Angeles paid a Chinese government-owned shipping company $5 million in 2005 to equip cargo vessels to plug into electric shore power while at dock to keep their massive diesel engines from polluting neighborhoods near the harbor.

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VW cheated on U.S. pollution tests for 'clean diesels'

Published: 
Mon, 09/21/2015 (All day)

Volkswagen called them “clean diesels,” branding them as the fun-to-drive alternatives to hybrids as it dominated the U.S. market for the engine technology.

Turns out the increasingly eco-conscious buyers of the sporty German cars have been unwittingly pumping smog into the air — because of software VW installed to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.