ZEV Rally @ 1001 I St Sacramento CA

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) meets tomorrow. Their plan is to weaken the laws that govern pollution from automobiles. In particular they plan to reduce the number of Zero Emission Vehicles that were originally required by the law popularly known as the Zero Emissions Mandate or ZEV Mandate. In a show of public will we need anyone available from San Francisco to Reno to come to the rally and let CARB know that Zero Emission Vehicles, with out any dictates to which technology will get us them, should be in large numbers on the road. Plug-in hybrids should be encouraged as well as pure electric vehicles that use batteries and if the automakers want to make fuel cell vehicles sooner rather than later in large numbers they are certainly welcome to do so. The point is, we need those vehicles on the road now, so CARB shouldn't be working to limit the numbers of vehicles in the near future. Be there to show your support for clean air that comes from having cleaner cars.

Plug in America Press Conference and Rally

Date: Wednesday - March 26, 2008

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Where: California EPA Building

..........1001 I Street

..........Sacramento, Ca

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Plug In America's Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger

March 17, 2008

Dear Gov. Schwarzenegger,

President George Bush called on Americans this month to "get off oil" and start to drive electric vehicles. With gas nearing $4 a gallon, global warming threatening disaster, and our national security at risk, the president got it right.

Unfortunately, powerful California regulators are perilously close to killing the electric car all over again.

On March 27, the California Air Resources Board will revise their history-making program that put more than 5,000 highway-capable Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) on the road and reduced our output of carbon dioxide--the main global warming gas--by one million metric tons.

But new revisions by the Board's staff will profoundly weaken the program again instead of propelling our country toward a pollution-free future. This proposal would require each automaker to produce only about 150 ZEVs per year through 2015.

That's less than what consumers are demanding...

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Rally for Zero Emission Vehicles. You're Invited!!!

Plug In America

Plug In America Needs Your Help. You Are Invited!

Plug in America Press Conference and Rally

Date: Wednesday - March 26, 2008
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: California EPA Building
..........1001 I Street
..........Sacramento, Ca

Electric Car Drivers: Bring Your EVs!

We want zero emission electric cars on the road, and we want them NOW! Help PIA inspire Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and CARB Chair Mary Nichols to do the right thing by clicking here.

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Overuse of the "zero" rating

It would behoove certain new front-page posters, and several new "trusted users" to go lightly on the "zero" rating.  A "zero" is not a "troll rating", as one front-page poster seems to think... it is an effective censoring tool, that in the past has usually been used as a means to get rid of unnecessary, unsightly, or just plain "stupid" comments.  Or alternatively, overused in Gary-Boatwright flame wars (where is he?)...

For instance, I think I've had a "shut the fuck up you shit-faced fucker" zeroed out (appropriately, and by Gary, I might add).  
In the past, at least, there's been a general understanding that zeroing out comments was to be used in the most extreme of circumstances...  When the "Anonymous Hero" days were terminated, the site went about 6 months, and had only 4 or 5 comments deleted throughout that time (and all of them fuckface fuckwad fuck fuckity fuck fuck-type comments)... Now... that many comments are deleted daily... comments that even have extensive threads of discussion below them.  Comments are now regularly deleted for silly, vindictive, or "I disagree with you" reasons.

THE 'ZERO' IS NOT A TROLL RATING!!!  THE "ZERO" SAYS, "I'm taking it upon myself to prevent ANYONE from listening to this person's viewpoint."

It was my understanding that RARE should be the time that a comment is so over-the-top that it should be deleted from the site visitors' view.  I'm not going to spout off any first-ammendment bullshit, 'cause it's clearly any "trusted user's" or "site administrator's" perogative to push the "delete" key.  However, I do ask that they fucking hold back about 95% of the time.

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