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This is an excellent Op Ed in today's L.A. Times from the renowned Daniel Yergin:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-yergin-smog-20111211,0,2875544.story?track=rss

Back to an electric future for cars
A Caltech scientist turned the key in 1948, and innovation is getting into gear. Now we're on the road from smog to ZEVs.
By Daniel Yergin


"But Reagan did something else as well. In 1967, he signed into law a new agency — the California Air Resources Board. As its first chairman, he chose none other than Haagen-Smit, by then known as the Father of Smog."​
 

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This is a really interesting little article. I had no idea that Ronald Reagan's most lasting contribution to the nation might end up being CARB!

As an unpaid plug, Yergin's book "The Quest" is an interesting and easy read, though a whole lot longer than this article.

Thanks for posting.
 

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Wasn't Yergin the guy that said in 2008 that oil prices were headed back to the $30 or $40 per barrel range? The prices then went up to like $157 per barrel and have now settled in the $90 to $100 range. For some reason, I think that the Peak Oil folks are not too keen on Yergin but I could be mistaken.
 

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Did you see the piece on the Coda on the same page in the Times? OMG, pretty scary stuff. By Peter Navarro of UCI Irvine and one of his colleagues.
 

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I am no fan of CARB or for that matter the EPA, but the picture in the article reminded me of just how bad the smog was. I grew-up up in LA during the 50's and remember how awful the smog made me feel, stinging eyes, constricted lungs, ugh. Today even though LA's air quality is rated among the worst in the nation, the air is infinitely better than it was back then. So, I have to give CARB and the EPA credit for clearing the air.
 

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Wasn't Yergin the guy that said in 2008 that oil prices were headed back to the $30 or $40 per barrel range? The prices then went up to like $157 per barrel and have now settled in the $90 to $100 range. For some reason, I think that the Peak Oil folks are not too keen on Yergin but I could be mistaken.
Yes - Yergin is a cornucopian who thinks there is plenty of oil for all of us to swim in for years to come.

http://www.grist.org/oil/2011-09-27-the-quest-questioned

His company's forecast have been wrong so many times in the last few years and yet he keeps getting quoted as an "expert".

http://www.theoildrum.com/node/3487

 
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