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Tracing Traffic Pollution As Texas Port Expands

Mobile air pollution lab truck. Photo courtesy of Rice University
Texas and California have a couple things in common: big sea ports and pollution. And it's those similarities that are becoming important as a change is about to take place in how foreign cargo is shipped into the United States. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling explains why some Texans are looking closely at what happened years ago in Los Angeles.
“What was happening in the early 2000's was the [LA] Port was growing at double digit pace year-in year-out. It got to the point there was a lot of pollution around here. And there were health studies showing diesel particulate matter was a cancer causing agent.”

—Phillip Sanfield is a spokesperson for the Port of Los Angeles.

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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...