US/Pacific "double" DST in a few weeks?

James A. Woods James.Woods at
Sun Mar 18 23:27:13 UTC 2001

are you tracking stories like this,
from the 26 march 2001 issue of business week?

the news blurb appears to describe some urgency
associated with background info at
just curious, since the first of may
doesn't seem so far away.

i can't imagine multiple state legislatures
acting this fast, together with some
sort of federal approval in accordance
with the uniform time act.

jaw at

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               MARCH 26, 2001

               Up Front
	       Edited by Sheridan Prasso
U.S. EDITION                                                              
Washington     BROWNOUT BLUES                       Let a Thousand
Outlook                                             StairMasters Bloom
International  Day-for-Night in California
Business                                            Pitch Your Idea in 28
International  What would California be like if     Floors or Less
Outlook        the sun set at 9 p.m.? Two more
Developments   hours to skateboard or surf, to      A Coverup in
to Watch       paint or play? It's possible. A      Washington?
People         congressman from California,
Management     Democrat Brad Sherman, has           Footnotes
Government     introduced a bill enabling
The            California and states in the
Corporation    Pacific Time Zone to set their clocks two hours ahead on
Economics      May 1. That way, it would stay light well into the
               evening--particularly on the northern Pacific Coast--and
Legal Affairs  hold down demand for electricity during peak periods. While
BusinessWeek   the sun would rise later, too, the change could cut
Investor       electricity consumption by 1% to 2% a day, says Sherman.
The Barker     "The bill provides California with the tools to ease the
Portfolio      burden," he says.
Inside Wall
Street         "Double Daylight Saving Time" has support from more than a
Figures of     dozen House lawmakers but is still looking for Senate
the Week       backers. The California legislature first asked Congress to
Editorials     act last year, since time changes need federal approval.

               It wouldn't be the first time the U.S. extended Daylight
INTERNATIONAL  Saving Time. The last time was during the energy crisis in
EDITIONS       1973-75.
International  By Laura Cohn
-- Editor's

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