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Stop the Dirty Energy Proposition: Vote No on Prop 23
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Sunday Oct 10th, 2010 3:07 PM
On October 10th, a day of global action to work on the climate crisis, Santa Cruz residents rallied next to a Valero gas station on Highway 1 / Mission Street urging people to vote no on California's proposition 23. If it passes on November 2nd, it will suspend California's Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. AB 32 requires that by 2020 the state's greenhouse gas emissions be reduced to 1990 levels, a roughly 25% reduction under business as usual estimates.
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Over 90% of Prop 23 financial support has come from chemical and oil companies, namely Valero and Tesoro, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and Koch Industries, the largest private U.S. chemical company, headquartered in Witchita, Kansas.

The out-of-state chemical and oil companies who sponsored the initiative refer to their measure as the California Jobs Initiative, while environmental organizations and other opponents are calling Prop 23 the Dirty Energy Proposition.

The California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), an organization working to defeat the proposition, explains, "California leads the way with clean energy technology. But oil companies from Texas are spending millions to fund Prop 23 and block California's global warming law. They want to keep polluting despite threats to our health and our climate."

For more information, check out: Van Jones slams Koch Industries’ role in Prop 23
§Protect California from Texas Oil
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 10th, 2010 3:07 PM
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§No on 23
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 10th, 2010 3:07 PM
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§Save The Frogs! Vote No on Prop 23
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 10th, 2010 3:07 PM
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http://savethefrogs.com/climate
§Local Against Prop 23
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 10th, 2010 3:07 PM
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§Global Day of Action on Climate Change
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 10th, 2010 3:07 PM
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§Stop The Dirty Energy Proposition
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 10th, 2010 3:07 PM
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§California Love's Alternative Energy
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 10th, 2010 3:07 PM
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§Bicycle Blender
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 10th, 2010 3:07 PM
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§Raging Grannies
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 10th, 2010 3:07 PM
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§Register to Vote!
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 10th, 2010 3:07 PM
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The final day to register is October 18.
http://yeson19.com/ready_set_vote
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Applied Materials CEO Speaks out on Prop. 23Applied MaterialsWednesday Oct 13th, 2010 3:04 PM
“Hell No on 23” Releases New Video Exposing Texas Oil Funding of Tea Party for Prop 23Naomi SeligmanMonday Oct 11th, 2010 5:05 PM
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