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When California vowed to reduce greenhouse gases, Governor Schwarzenegger made headlines worldwide. That was two years ago. Today, his Air Resources Board briefed companies big and small about how it might be accomplished.  We’ll hear about the impact on the economy and how business leaders reacted. On Reporter’s Notebook, the LA Times building may be up for sale.  Why would anyone buy it?

Image: EPA Tightens Air Pollution Limits For First Time In A Decade, by David McNew, Getty Images News

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Frances Anderton
Christian Bordal
Katie Cooper
Sonya Geis
Dan Konecky
Gary Scott

Main Topic State Blueprint To Fight Global Warming Meets Wide Approval 11 MIN, 39 SEC

 California is the first state make plans to combat global warming with comprehensive reduction of greenhouse gases.  It won’t be easy. The first step was Assembly Bill 32, which drew international news coverage when it was passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Schwarzenegger two years ago.  It requires a 25% cut in emissions—back to 1990 levels—by 2020.  Today, the Air Resources Board is unveiling proposals for implementation, and every sector of the economy would be affected. 

Guests:
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection at the California Environmental Protection Agency
Shelly Sullivan, Executive Director of the AB 32 Implementation Group

Reporter's Notebook Sam Zell Says He Wants to Sell LAT Building But Does Anybody Want It? 6 MIN, 54 SEC

“Let’s be honest here. This is a crummy property being put on the market at a lousy time.”  That’s from yesterday’s blog LA Biz Observed by Mark Lacter, contributor to Los Angeles Magazine, Fast Company and…that other radio station.  The “crummy property” was the LA Times Building, which Sam Zell says just might be up for sale

Guests:
Mark Lacter, Business Writer, LA Observed

Making News Metro Meeting Today Debates Sales Tax to Pay for Transit Project 5 MIN, 36 SEC

High gasoline prices have drivers getting off the road and into public transit, but would two thirds of LA County voters go for a sales tax increase to build more light rails and subways?  That’s what Mayor Villaraigosa wants to see, and today the issue came up at the meeting of the MTA Board, where he controls four votes out of 14.

Guests:
Steve Hymon, Puckalolos

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