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California’s Air Resources Board prepared today to reduce its demand for zero emission vehicles and it’s the fifth cut in the mandate since 1990. On Reporter’s Notebook, today’s LA Times carries a front page story admitting the paper used false documents to imply that associates of hip-hop artist Sean “Diddy” Combs robbed and shot rapper Tupac Shakur.
in 1990, California’s Air Resources Board demanded that, by 2003, 10% of the automobiles in the state be zero emission vehicles. That would have meant 100,000 cars per year running on electric batteries or hydrogen cells. Since then, the mandate has been pushed back 4 times, down to 25,000 cars per year by 2012. Today, the CARB, as it’s called, was looking at a staff recommendation to reduce that by 90%--down to 2500 a year.
Last Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times ran a story that first appeared on its website two days before. It implied that hip hop artist Sean "Diddy" Combs was behind the shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur —an even that triggered a deadly feud. Ultimately, Shakur and another rapper, Notorious B.I.G., were killed.