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Week of 7.13.07

Emission Impossible?

A California Assemblywoman's personal environmental mission to reduce auto emissions inspired her colleagues to act and other states to follow suit. Supported by favorable federal court decisions, encouraged by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and armed with new laws, her state is now on the cutting edge of efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of everything from American power plants to automobiles.

This week NOW investigates not only California's aggressive stance against global warming, but also strong political opposition standing in the way of its expansion. Are California and the Environmental Protection Agency headed for a showdown?

Emissions standards U.S. map
To view emissions standards in your state visit Clean Cars Campaign
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"The Algebra Project" is an inspiring program to uplift disadvantaged schoolchildren with the power of math. Founded by Robert Moses, a former civil rights activist, the innovative program has spread from its roots in Massachusetts to a nationwide campaign with former students leading the way. Making math fun has not just improved test scores. It's had positive ripple effects throughout communities across America.

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