Gallery: Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal is First East Coast Port to Adop...

Since the Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal opened in Red Hook in 2006, local residents having been complaining about the dirty, polluting diesel fumes spewing from the ships as when they sit in the terminal. But cleaner air is on the way. After two years of negotiations, the Bloomberg administration has announced that cruise ships at the terminal will now shut down their engines and plug into a giant electrical outlet. By switching to “shore power,” the port becomes the first East Coast cruise terminal to do so — a little surprising considering that West Coast ports have been using the clean technology for nearly a decade.

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