CA pop 23 is pretty cleverSubmitted by Freedomfighter512 on Sat, 10/23/2010 - 11:13
Proposition 23 is a California ballot proposition which will be on the November 2, 2010 California statewide ballot
If it passes, it will suspend AB 32, a law enacted in 2006 that is in extenso, legally referred to as the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Sponsors of the initiative refer to their measure as the California Jobs Initiative while opponents have called it the Dirty Energy Prop.
The goal of the proposition is to freeze the provisions of AB 32 until California's unemployment rate drops to 5.5% or below for four consecutive quarters. As the current rate is 12.4%, this wording is seen by Arnold Schwarzenegger and others as a wording trick to delay the environmental regulations indefinitely. AB 32 requires that greenhouse emission levels in the state be cut to 1990 levels by 2020, in a gradual process of cutting that is slated to begin in 2012. Reducing greenhouse emission levels to 1990 levels will involve cutting them by about 15% from 2010 levels.