Proposition 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.

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…
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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…
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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…

The Eclectic and Prominent Opposition To California Ballot Measure Prop 23

A measure on California’s November ballot, Proposition 23, would suspend AB 32, also known as the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. AB…

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.
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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…

Koch Industries Funding Fight Against Climate Change Law, Via Subsidiary

The Yes on 23 Committee, a.k.a. the California Jobs Initiative, a.k.a. the November ballot initiative Proposition 23 which would suspend AB32, California’s climate…
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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…
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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…
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Clean Energy Investors, Google Fight Prop. 23

Oil companies on one side, venture capital on the other. Big money has entered California's battle over AB 32.

Proposition 23, AB32 and California Politics

By Dan Heffernan Its going to be an interesting November. Polls show huge gains by the minority republican party nationwide.  Incumbent Senator Barbara…
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Calif. Climate Law Supporters Begin Ballot Battle

November is just 15 weeks away, and the battle over Proposition 23, a ballot measure that would suspend the implementation of California’s landmark…
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AB 32: The Normandy of Climate Change Legislation

Larry Goldenhersh, CEO of Enviance, argues that should California voters uphold AB 32, we will witness a transformation of energy policy—the Normandy invasion…
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Suspension of AB32 Likely Headed to Voters as Opponents Point to Louisiana

A campaign to suspend California’s landmark greenhouse gas law, known as AB32, has succeeded in gathering enough signatures to put the question on…