Breathe Southern California is actively engaged on several projects throughout Southern California.
ESTABLISHING A BLUEPRINT FOR A ZERO-EMISSIONS PORT OF HUENEME
In 2021, the Port of Hueneme received funding from the California Energy Commission to develop a blueprint for a zero-emissions Port of Hueneme. Breathe Southern California is helping in the development of a zero-emissions blueprint for the Port of Hueneme by engaging stakeholders in Ventura County to determine what stakeholders would like to see in a zero-emissions blueprint. The work includes meeting with stakeholders, producing a stakeholder engagement report, disseminating relevant information to stakeholders, and producing a community outreach report. The estimated date of project completion is 2023.
REDUCING AND ELIMINATING TRUCK IDLING IN DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES
Breathe Southern California is working in the communities of West Long Beach, Carson, and Wilmington to reduce and eliminate medium- and heavy-duty trucks from idling in our neighborhoods and communities. The work includes engaging residents on potential truck idling solutions, educating truckers on the public health and environmental harms of idling, and improving the enforcement mechanisms in place for trucks that idle. The estimated date of project completion is July 2022.
GETTING THE WORD OUT REGARDING INCENTIVE FUNDING FOR CLEAN TRUCKS
Transitioning diesel trucks to clean trucks is a top priority, and there is incentive funding available for small and large fleets to convert their dirty trucks to clean alternatives, including battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell trucks. Breathe Southern California works to ensure fleets know what opportunities exist by promoting incentive funding through social media, advertising and marketing, and direct engagement with small and large fleets. The estimated date of project completion is March 2022.