New jobs program, school buses in the Golden State
Two news items of note from sunny Californ-i-a:
- Gov. Schwarzenegger officially unveiled the California Green Corps, a program that will train 16- to 24-year-olds in green-tech industries. “It’s the kind of program President Obama envisioned when he put together the economic stimulus package,” he said. “It’s all about jobs, jobs, jobs.”
- The L.A. school district has replaced 172 of its buses with compressed natural gas models, and opened its second CNG filling station yesterday. OK, the total fleet is 1,300 — but still. Less diesel = less scary pollution and health issues. Huzzah.