Port of Oakland approves truck emissions plan

California ports are looking at stiffer competition from railway-connected ports in Mexico and elsewhere along the West Coast, but that's not stopping them from enacting new emissions rules. The Port of Oakland became the latest port to venture into emissions-busting by approving its own concessionaire program on Tuesday, March 18. The program will use container fees and other money to spend $520 million on truck retrofit and replacement and other emissions programs.