Friday, October 8, 2010

10/10/10 - NO on CA Prop 23

WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND - Environmentalists will stage more than 7,000 events in a total of 188 countries this Sunday (10/10/10) in a bid to convince political leaders in the United States and abroad to take action to address climate change. Organizer and founder Bill McKibben.

I grew up in the Inland Empire - the valley east of Los Angeles - in the 1970's and suffered from childhood asthma due to the polluted atmosphere. We didn't even know we lived in a valley, because we couldn't see the three 10,000' mountains due to the smog. I like clean air, I hate oil refineries. Fair disclosure complete.

PROP 23 - Oil refiners are ramping up their efforts to pass the voter initiative meant to derail California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions law, Wall Street Journal reports. Valero Energy and Tesoro have given about $4 million and $1.5 million so far, according to state-finance filings.

The president of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association is also asking for financial support from the group's members. 'I am pleading with each of you - for our nation's best interest and for your company's own self-interest,' Charles Drevna wrote in an e-mail obtained by the paper. 

In 2006, California Assembly Bill 32 attempted to put the first serious limit on our growing level of Green House Gas emissions in the USA. It's intent is to limit GHG, mandate state electricity be made with renewable energy sources, and return California to 1990 levels by 2020. The Carbon-Fuel Industries are terrified that it will work, and that will set the example for the rest of the nation and the world.

Join a "NO on 23" CALLING PARTY.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Group of Dedicated Advocates Opposing Prop 23,
    We just got a major shot in the arm today with the San Diego Union
    Tribune writing an editorial in opposition to Prop 23. A close reading
    of the editorial shows a strong dislike of AB 32 but an even greater
    dislike of Prop 23. As the paper said "Bad law should not beget bad
    law." The bottom line is this region's conservative paper now opposes
    Prop 23, and there are many voters out there who will look to the
    paper for guidance when it comes time to vote. Many thanks to all of
    your incessant attempts to persuade our elected officials, companies,
    and papers to take a stand against Prop 23. All the hard work is
    working, and I think the momentum may be building in our favor in San
    Regards, John Reaves