California's Golden Compromise
A landmark agreement last week between the state of California and a group of automakers should mean cleaner air and fewer polluting, gas-guzzling vehicles on the road.
General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, and Isuzu agreed to drop lawsuits against the Golden State over its zero-emission-vehicle program; California agreed to withdraw its appeals in those cases.
The dispute goes back to 1990, when California created its zero-emission rule, requiring that 10 percent of all cars sold in the state between 2003 and 2008 be pollution-free - that is, electric. Automakers balked at the new rules.
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