Prop 23

An ongoing series about California’s Proposition 23


California Ballot Proposition 23 will overturn California’s AB 32, The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Specifically, Prop 23 will freeze AB 32’s provisions until California’s unemployment rate stays at 5.5% or below for four consecutive quarters; opponents point to its funding by out-of-state interests and energy companies, and say AB 32 will benefit California in the long run because of the new companies that will invest in the state, creating high paying jobs.


During the next several weeks, we will run guest postings from leaders in industry, government, academia, non-profits, and the investment community. We look forward to a hosting a conversation full of vigor on Prop 23, and will bring up several points of view on a very important and contentious initiative that could set the tone for the future of clean energy beyond California’s borders. EOS Climate is sponsoring the series.

If you are a stakeholder in this debate, and are interested in contributing a guest post, we would like to hear from you. Please send an email to Leon Kaye with a brief explanation of your take on Proposition 23 and how it could affect your organization or community. We look forward to hearing your point of view.


California Governator Says Prop 23 Corrupts Democratic Process

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke out against Proposition 23 on Monday. Proposition 23 would overturn California’s landmark climate change law, AB 32 or…
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Minorities Fight Back Against Prop. 23

By Orson Aguilar They’re at it again:  Once more, special interests are trying to hijack California’s state ballot to enrich themselves at the…

Win or Lose, Have a Post November Plan Ready

The climate around Proposition 23 (Prop 23) is heating up.  Supporters are touting its passage as supporting job creation in California.  The opposition…

Edward James Olmos Slams Prop 23 In NRDC Ad

An anti-Proposition 23 ad by Edward James Olmos’ for the National Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) appeared on YouTube in July in English and…

Why Green Business is Good Business: The Case Against Prop 23

By Andy Mannle, Education Director, West Coast Green As we prepare for West Coast Green 2010, which kicks off Thursday September 30th in…

Van Jones Comes Out Kicking Against Controversial California Ballot Proposition

Enter another high profile person lending his voice to speak in opposition to Proposition 23 which would overturn California’s 2006 Global Warming Solutions…

New 3p Series: The Business Case Against California Proposition 23

With six weeks to go, the fight over Proposition 23, titled the California Jobs Initiative, will be close.  Prop 23 will overturn California’s…

Big Business Comes Out Swinging Against Prop 23

It is easy to assume that big business is behind the push to pass than Prop 23, and to an extent, that is…

Will Whitman’s Opposition to Prop 23 Help Get Her Elected?

Sure, seeing former Secretary of State George Shultz come out against Proposition 23, the November ballot measure that would stop California’s landmark emissions-reduction law…
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Entrepreneurs to Politicians: We’ll Do Your Job For You

Leaders of a business and even a non-profit can hit a snag, perhaps even flop, but then recover, unfazed by the fact they…

Party Down to Protect CA’s AB32: Is There One Near You?

By: Chris Carney Imagine waking up after Election Day to learn that California’s global warming and clean energy law—a primary engine for the…
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Koch Brothers Behind “Healthy Formaldehyde” Campaign

Now the Koch brothers and their cronies are behind an organization that attempts to convince the public that formaldehyde is safe.

Fight to Derail AB32 Could Spill Into Courts – Outside California

Thanks to a ballot initiative waged by a group called the California Jobs Initiative, California voters will decide in November whether to move forward…
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Our Competitive Future Depends on Clean Energy

An ongoing debate exists in this country and around the world about whether or not the need to transition away from dirty fuels…

Proposition 23 Puts California’s Recovery At Risk

By James Birkelund (originally posted at California Progress Report) With so many sectors of the economy faltering, Californians have reason to celebrate the…