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As far as moving the pollution out of the city... what power plant siting has done is to move the pollution out of the entire air shed -- way out of SoCal

examples would be PNW hydro power being sent down there and the Four Corners coal plant which mainly serves SoCal and Lost Wages. Of course, that coal plant has polluted some of the most scenic areas in the US (Grand Canyon, Zion, etc.).

PV Solar will eventually solve the "coal problem" (if natural gas doesn't do it first). BEVs are perfect to put in place for future PV power. Remember you have to plan ahead for major infrastructure projects, some of which have 50 year or longer design lifetimes, and can takes many years to build also.

And... let's not forget the massive subsidies for the oil. Besides the health effects (which are subsidized), you have $$ sent overseas to countries that do not like us very much, and the cost for us to defend oil supplies for us and our allies, just for starters.
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