California has long been considered synonymous with automania−unlimited cars, freeways, mobility. As for the air pollution, well, Californians supposedly shrug it off, like rain. In two new statewide surveys, however, the California Poll organization discovered that:
≫ Sixty-two percent of Californians are in favor of building rail rapid-transit lines, even at an increased tax cost of $ 100 a year per family.
≫ Sixty-two percent back the much criticized Clean Air Act of 1970, even if Detroit is threatened with partial shutdowns for failure to meet the law's strict requirements.
≫ Fifty-five percent favor the law's requirement that cars and...