The Nation is Watching on 23
Good to see lots of coverage in the national media of the upcoming Prop 23 ballot. The result will effect the environmental path of California for years to come. If it goes through it will suspend AB 32 (progressive environmental policy) almost indefinitely. Supporters of 23 claim that it will only be suspended until unemployment is below 5.5% and remains so for a year. As anyone who knows California's unemployment patterns, this means indefinitely. While proponents claim 23 will stimulate the economy and create jobs, they ignore the fact that the green energy sector is the fastest growing in the state and is quickly becoming a major provider of jobs. If 23 goes through, this industry will be negatively effected. This isn't about creating jobs for Californians. It's about protecting the interests of big oil.
It looks to be a close battle so if you care about California as the state which sets the standard on progressive environmental policy, vote no on 23.