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California’s Global Warming Law Gains Major Backers

Oil companies would like to see California's landmark emissions bill suspended.

Oil companies would like to see California’s landmark emissions bill suspended.

In 2006, the state of California set the national standard with passage of a Global Warming Solutions Act, which mandates that the state clean up its environmental emissions behavior by the year 2020.

The law, one of the major impetuses behind California embracing cleaner lawn mower technologies and hybrid cars faster than any other state, has been hailed by environmentalists — but has been under fire lately. A referendum on the upcoming Nov. 2 ballot would suspend the enforcement of the Global Warming Solutions Act unless unemployment dips back below 5.5 percent.

Here is a backgrounder on the issue:
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2010/1025/California-vote-on-Proposition-23-can-set-the-pace-on-global-warming

And here’s an article about some high-profile folks who would like to see the law stay intact:

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An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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