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Big vote against Prop. 23 sends a statement about California’s commitment to environmental laws

November 3, 2010
With 93 percent of the vote counted this morning, the biggest landslide on the California ballot was the vote against a measure to suspend the state's landmark global warming law. On a day when Republicans won across the nation by calling for smaller government and even Californians voted against tax increases and made it harder for the Legislature to raise fees, voters here gave a huge endorsement to perhaps the most controversial environmental protection law ever enacted in the nation.

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Measure to suspend AB 32 to appear on November ballot

June 22, 2010
A ballot measure to suspend implementation of AB 32, California's landmark law to control the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, will appear on the November ballot, Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced Tuesday.

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Proposal to suspend AB 32 likely headed for ballot

May 3, 2010
A political group with backing from big oil interests will begin submitting signatures today that are expected to qualify a measure for the November ballot to suspend implementation of AB 32, California's landmark measure to fight global warming by limiting the emission of greenhouse gases.

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AB 32: finances, effect on the poor and minorities

April 14, 2010
Two reports due today will shed light on different parts of the plan to implement AB 32 -- California's law to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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LAO: AB 32 would cost California jobs

March 8, 2010
The legislative analyst has opined that the implementation of AB 32 would cost California jobs, at least in the short term. The conclusion, which came in response to a request from state Sen. Dave Cogdill, contradicts the stand of the Air Resources Board. Cogdill is calling for the law's suspension. See the LAO letter to Cogdill here.

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