Is California Killing the Electric Car…Again?
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Will California kill the electric car – again? ()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.
- Chelsea Sexton: Executive director, Plug In America, @vchels
- Chuck Squatriglia: Staff writer, Wired.com
The LA Times Apologizes for Tupac Story ()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.
- Joe Jesselli: Reporter, TheSmokingGun.com
- Jay Rosen: Professor of Journalism, New York University, @jayrosen_nyu
- Todd Boyd: Professor of Critical Studies at USC, @Dr_Todd_Boyd
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