Dan Rather Reports

Season 7 Episode 9

The Queen of Green

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Unknown on HDNet
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(4/10/2012) Average Americans may not know Mary Nichols, but everyone from the oil industry to the big automakers definitely know who she is. She runs the agency in California responsible for setting the state’s air quality standards and the decisions made by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have led to big changes in the way cars have been made over the years. Now the agency has set its sights on global warming. And, In the wake of declining traditional newspapers, hundreds of online news outlets have emerged across the country. A large percentage of these outlets, many of them independent news sites, survive by getting 501c3 status from the IRS. But the problem is that the IRS has been taking a very long time to grant 501c3 status. Now there is fear that some of these outlets won't survive if they don't hear from the IRS soon, which will leave us all with far fewer sources of news. Also, an update on our story about the controversial partnership between Iowa State University and Agrisol.moreless

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