“Film” (#1227)

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  1. PLAYING: Entire Show

  2. Segment 1: SoCal Thought Leaders: Part One

    Guests:

    • Dr. James Lents, President, ISSRC
    • Roland Hwang, Vehicles Policy Director, NRDC
    • Dr. Mark Bernstein, Managing Director, Energy Institute, USC
    (6:26)
  3. Segment 2: SoCal Thought Leaders: Part Two

    Guests:

    • Dr. James Lents, President, ISSRC
    • Roland Hwang, Vehicles Policy Director, NRDC
    • Dr. Mark Bernstein, Managing Director, Energy Institute, USC
    (6:27)
  4. Segment 3: SoCal Thought Leaders: Part Three

    Guests:

    • Dr. James Lents, President, ISSRC
    • Roland Hwang, Vehicles Policy Director, NRDC
    • Dr. Mark Bernstein, Managing Director, Energy Institute, USC
    (6:09)
  5. EXTRA: SoCal Thought Leaders


    (11:35)

Synopsis

It's ironic that the movie capital of the world, Los Angeles, California, would be equally famous for the film that entertains in the theater as the film that blankets the city.

Smog has been a daily reality for decades. As early as 1943, the city recognized this pollution as a legitimate problem and has been struggling with it ever since. Thanks in part to the topography of the area and its massive population's love of cars, this combination provided the springboard for some of the toughest air quality regulations in America. And one of the reasons that California has continued to blaze the emission restriction trail for the rest of the country is because so many environmentalists call it home.

On this week's Autoline in LA John McElroy will be joined by three of these environmental thought leaders as they discuss emissions, cars, MPGs and how California is driving the topic for the rest of the country.

Dr. James Lents is the President of the International Sustainable Systems Research Center (ISSRC), and an acknowledged world leader in environmental policy. Roland Hwang is the Vehicles Policy Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a 40-year old environmental action group with 1.2 million members while Dr. Mark Bernstein is the Managing Director of the USC Energy Institute, a LA-based university think tank devoted to transitioning the globe to a new energy/fuel paradigm.

So if you're interested in the future of fossil fuels, alternative energy and where California is setting the emission trend, catch this week's edition of Autoline in LA.

For more from our LA series visit www.autolinedetroit.tv/LA