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...

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