Proposition 23 will appear on the California ballot November 2. Spearheaded by Texas oil companies, the proposition would repeal California's landmark climate change law, AB 32, which has paved the way for hundreds of thousands of clean energy jobs and billions of dollars in investments. You may think that because it's a California ballot measure, no one outside of the state needs to be concerned. But, the reality is that every person across the country - even across the world - who supports clean energy and clean air should not only be taking notice but also taking action.
If it succeeds, Prop 23 will kill the strongest clean energy policy ever passed in the United States. It will create significant roadblocks for clean energy job creation, investments and innovation. It will discredit landmark environmental initiatives developed from the collaborative work of business, government, academia and environmental groups. It will increase our dependence on imported oil and decimate newly emerging clean energy businesses like wind, solar and energy efficiency. And, it will set a precedent we can't afford by repealing a public health law that had already been adopted and is already cleaning the air we breathe.
No matter where you live - whether it's New York City or Seattle or St. Louis - approval of this proposition will affect you.
Speakers include CA State Senator Fran Pavley, Author of CA Assembly Bill 32, Erin Rogers of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Gary Gero, President of the Climate Action Reserve.