Strategy Goals

The actions in the Clean Air Strategy are meant to address three primary emissions reduction objectives:

  • Human Health

    Reduce maritime related air quality impacts on human health and the environment from criteria air pollutants

  • Climate Change

    Reduce maritime-related contribution to greenhouse gas emissions associated with climate change

  • Contribution to Standards

    Contribute to the effort to bring the New York/Northern New Jersey/Long-Island Non-Attainment Area (NYNJLINA) into attainment for ozone and to maintain attainment of the fine particulate matter standard

Emission Reduction Goals Through 2020:

Achieve an

annual 3% average decrease of each criteria air pollutant

despite any port growth, equating to a 42% decrease from the 2006 baseline

Achieve an

annual 5% average decrease of greenhouse gas emissions

despite any port growth, equating to a 70% decrease from the 2006 baseline

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