Calif. to Vote on Global Warming Law

Published June 23, 2010

The California Secretary of State Wednesday June 23 certified for the November ballot the California Jobs Initiative, which would suspend California’s global warming law (AB 32). The initiative would halt implementation of AB 32 until the unemployment rate in California is 5.5 percent or less for four consecutive calendar quarters.
James M. Taylor, senior fellow for environment policy at The Heartland Institute, sees repeal of AB 32 as crucial to reviving California’s troubled economy. You may quote from this advisory or contact Taylor at [email protected] or 941-776-5690.
“California’s economy is one of the most troubled in the nation, and it is no secret that laws that restrict energy access, raise energy prices, and pay off the renewable energy industry are a primary factor causing California’s economic turmoil.
“California’s energy prices are already prohibitively expensive, and forcing California consumers to pay still higher prices for expensive, uneconomical alternative energy will beat down any hope of an economic recovery any time soon. Californians should not be permanently sentenced to energy prices and unemployment levels that substantially exceed the national average.”
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