California's Environment and Expectations of Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Schwarzenegger reportedly will appoint former Secretary of State Bill Jones to head the state Resources Agency, which oversees 31 departments that supervise California-s parks, forests, water and wildlife. It-s a politically sensitive job in an environmentally conscious state. What do California voters want from Arnold Schwarzenegger? How will last night's US Senate vote affect states' efforts to reduce pollution from small gasoline engines like lawn mowers, forklifts, tractors and chain saws? We hear from outgoing Resources Secretary Mary Nichols and from Bill Guerry, counsel for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute in Washington, DC.
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PPIC Survey on Californians and the Environment

California Air Resources Board

US Environmental Protection Agency

NRDS's Santa Monica Office



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton