California’s Courtship of Tesla Motors

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Tesla is churning out its electrically powered cars in the Bay Area — a “green” product in what claims to be the “greenest” state in the nation. Now Tesla wants to build a new battery plant… starting in 30 days. That would require big changes in California’s Environmental Quality Act, but negotiations reportedly are under way in the office of Governor Brown.

Credits

Guests:
Marc Lifsher - Reporter, Los Angeles Times - @MarcLifsher, Ted Gaines - California State Senator - @TedGaines, David Pettit - senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council - @TeamAir

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Benjamin Gottlieb