July 30 2010 09:50 AM

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Thursday introduced a bill that would enhance the ability of ports to enact clean-air programs, while opening the door to unionization of harbor truck drivers.

Nadler, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said his Clean Ports Act of 2010 would amend the Federal Motor Carrier Act to allow ports to enact and enforce clean-trucks programs “above the current federal requirements.”

The legislation has galvanized dozens of environmental, community, labor, transportation and shipper organizations to flood Congress with statements either in support of or against the bill. Read the full story here.