READER’S EDITORIAL: NO ON PROPOSITION 23, BIG OIL’S BALLOT MEASURE

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By Alan Ball, Chair
Sustainability Alliance of Southern California

 

July 28, 2010 (San Diego) -- I urge a NO vote on PROPOSITION 23.

 

As Chair of the Sustainability Alliance of Southern California, a community based non-profit committed to a sustainable future, I am convinced that we must not abandon the course that has been agreed to protect our health as well as those who will be following us.

 

To better understand the NO position we first need to examine how this proposition came to be. Simply stated, professional con artists were paid to collect signatures by whatever means necessary and subvert the California political process. Very large Texas oil and petroleum giants that don’t want to clean up their act in California are trying to keep polluting our air, water, land and public processes with this proposition.

The California Legislative Analyst indicates that there will be huge benefits to California by staying the course with clean energy, green jobs, renewable resources and positive impacts on reducing global warming. Each year the emerging green economy produces billions in new venture capital and creates thousands of jobs.

 

Don’t be fooled that we can wait. We cannot. Please vote NO on Prop 23. 

 

For more information, visit http://sascorg.groupsite.com/main/summary.

 

 

Comments

California Jobs Initiative - Farce or Fraud?

The CJI is an oil corporation farce and fraud. There is no connection, whatsoever, between greenhouse gas emission reduction and the loss of jobs. This notion is an insult to the intelligence of the people of California. In fact, there is job growth in the clean, renewable energy industry. Chevron employs 65,000 worldwide and CJI is not going to change this. The only jobs created by the oil industry are clean-up jobs after oil spills and deep water, blow-outs and pump-handler jobs. CJI will make fantastic profits for the oil industry, increase air pollution, especially in communities around their refineries, and there will not be lower gas prices.