Prop 23: Global Warming and the Race for Governor
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The sponsors of Proposition 23 on next month's ballot say it's all about jobs. Governor Schwarzenegger says it's all about the ability of black-hearted oil companies "to pollute and protect their profits." We hear about the measure and what Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman said last night about greenhouse gases and the green economy. Also, the end of criminal charges in Italy against a former curator of the Getty Museum. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the rescue of 33 miners in northwestern Chile has been going well. We hear how it was put together, what the miners face in the future and much more.
Banner image: Emissions-producing diesel trucks and cars pass non-polluting windmills along the 10 freeway on near Banning, California. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images
Proposition 23 Dissected ()
Los Angeles businesses are divided over Proposition 23, a measure that would postpone the implementation of AB 32, the greenhouse gas law that Governor Schwarzenegger sees as his legacy. Different polls show different results for where it now stands with the voters. Neither Jerry Brown nor Meg Whitman is supporting Prop 23, but Whitman says that, if she’s elected, she’ll postpone AB 32 for a year. Jerry Brown disputes Whitman’s claim that AB 32 would cost jobs in 97% of the economy, saying rather that it will help create new jobs in the developing green economy.
- Margot Roosevelt: Reporter, Los Angeles Times
- Howard Fine: Reporter, Los Angeles Business Journal
- Bob Stern: President, Center for Governmental Studies
Charges Dropped for former Getty Curator Marion True ()
As the antiquities curator of the Getty Museum, Marion True was the first American museum official to face foreign charges of conspiring to traffic in looted art. One co-defendant, Giacomo Medici, was convicted on related charges. Another, Robert Hecht, is still on trial. But the trial of True has ended without a verdict. Jason Felch is a reporter for the LA Times and the co-author of the forthcoming book, Chasing Aphrodite, on the Getty scandal.
Will the Saga of Trapped Miners Have a Happy Ending? ()
As of 3pm this afternoon in Chile, 18 miners had been pulled from the underground chamber where they were trapped when the Mina San José collapsed more than two months ago. At that time, there were 15 miners left to go. (By the time this rebroadcast airs, all 33 miners had been brought to safety.)
- Philip Sherwell: Americas Reporter, Daily Telegraph
- Michael Duncan: Deputy Chief Medical Officer, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
- Jeffrey Kluger: Science Editor, Time Magazine
- Eduardo Arriagada: Professor of Communications, Chilean Catholic University
- Phil Smith: Director of Communications, United Mine Workers of America
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