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James Fallows is a nationally prominent writer for The Atlantic. He’s also a fan of high speed rail, having gotten to know it well when living in China. Last year, when writing about Governor Jerry Brown, Fallows mentioned Brown’s work on HSR and his own support of the project. Fallows didn’t leave it there. In […]

Jul 9th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

According to the American Lung Association, 8 of the nation’s 10 most polluted cities are in California. And 6 of those are in the Central Valley. What they all have in common is a dependence on the automobile, a situation that a bullet train powered by 100% renewable electricity would certainly help matters. The list, […]

Apr 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The latest tack in Ralph Vartabedian’s ongoing quest to destroy public support for the high speed rail project from the pages of the Los Angeles Times is to claim that it would somehow hurt, not help, environmental quality. This claim is utterly ridiculous, but there it is: The California bullet train is promoted as an […]

Jun 11th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized