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A Lockyer-Bee cut-and-paste



This Wednesday press release from California attorney general Bill Lockyer, announcing the consumer-unfriendly lawsuit on energy standards discussed in earlier posts, contains a minor verbal glitch no doubt arising from faulty proofreading: it repeats the word "motors" in the list of appliances whose redesign the suit demands ("...heat pumps, motors, ranges, ovens, motors and lamps" -- emphasis added). And now check out this Thursday Sacramento Bee article reporting on the lawsuit: it includes the same list complete with the same glitch ("...heat pumps, motors, ranges, ovens, motors and lamps").

Did the Bee, reporting on Lockyer's activities, go so far as to cut-and-paste language from Lockyer's own press release? Sure looks that way.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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