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Think Prop 23 Is Bad? So Is Prop 26

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

If you think Prop 23 is bad, check out Prop 26. This one has a lower profile, but could be just a terrible for the green economy.

An Enemy of the People: Texas Money vs. Clean Air

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Burnett

Polls now show that opponents of California's anti-environment ballot initiative outnumber supporters by eleven points. But there are still many undecided voters and the barrage of polluter-funded deceptive ads is just starting.

Highlights From Opportunity Green

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Terry Gardner

Attendees of Opportunity Green on September 24 listening to presentations on the soundstage where "Madmen" tapes at Los Angeles Center Studios In Se...

The Force That Fights Deep-Pocketed Polluters and Wins

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

The oil and gas industry poured $174 million into the political system in 2009. When one dirty industry can purchase that much influence, who will step into the ring for average Americans?

California's Commitment to Clean Energy - Both Parties Agree

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

By Kristin Eberhard Originally posted on The MarkUp. Now that Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has announced her opposition on Proposi...

Good News with a Caveat: Meg Whitman Says Vote "No" on Prop 23

Tom Steyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tom Steyer

The sooner we get past the outdated "jobs vs. the environment" debate the better off we are going to be on both fronts. We have 40 days till the election. Make sure to tell your friends -- vote No on Prop 23.

Why Californians Must Crush Prop 23

Ryan Van Lenning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ryan Van Lenning

In November we all have to come out in force and vote no on the Dirty Energy Proposition 23. And we must not just beat Prop 23, we must pulverize it like the dust beneath our feet.

AB 32 in the National Spotlight

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

By Ann Notthoff Originally posted on The MarkUp. As summer turns to fall and hopes for federal climate action fade, all eyes are turned to Californi...

Why Big Business Is Defending California's Climate Regulations

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Could the closely watched ballot vote to repeal AB32, California's landmark global-warming emissions law, signal the emergence of a historic new coali...

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Green Legacy Facing Terminator

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

As the November election approaches, look out for Arnie Schwarzenegger defending AB 32 tooth and nail -- it's not just about the law, his core green legacy is at stake. Maybe that's all he's got.

California Braces For Showdown On Environmental Law

nytimes.com | ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A ballot initiative to suspend a milestone California law curbing greenhouse gas emissions is drawing a wave of contributions from out-of-state oil co...

Game On. Overturning California's Climate & Energy Laws the Second Front for Billionaire Koch Brothers & Texas Oil (Prop23)

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donnie Fowler

OPPONENTS OF PROP23 IN CALIFORNIA FACE A DAUNTING NEW OPPONENT San Francisco, September 2 Late Thursday night, those who support progress on climate ...

Prop23: Who Needs BP When You've Got the Koch Brothers to Overturn California's Climate & Energy Laws?

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

OPPONENTS OF PROP23 IN CALIFORNIA FACE A DAUNTING NEW OPPONENT San Francisco, September 2 Late Thursday night, those who support progress on climate ...

Valero - because Enron is SO ten years ago

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

Valero, the Texas-based oil giant, continues to prove one thing: oil is dirty. The latest evidence spewing from its smoke stacks? Behind closed doors,...

What John Belushi & Darth Vader Can Teach Us About Big Oil & Dirty Coal in California

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

Big Oil knows that if they can turn back California's climate and energy laws by showing momentum on -- even winning -- their ballot initiative, then Congress will be even more unlikely to move forward.

Climate Deniers are Polluting the Blogosphere

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

With climate denial resurgent and linking into the nebulous populist Tea Party movement, the blogosphere has become even more polluted by deniers.

What John Belushi & Darth Vader Can Teach Us About Big Oil & Dirty Coal in California

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donnie Fowler

In Animal House, John Belushi famously demanded, "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!?" Thanks for the lesson, Bluto. It's more relev...

California Voters to Choose: PG&E and Refineries or Clean Energy and the Climate

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

California voters should prepare for a barrage of election ads paid for by a somewhat green utility and two brown refineries hoping to postpone the transformation to the 21st century green economy.

5 Earth Day Actions You Can Take In 10 Minutes Flat

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

It's Earth Day and in addition to all of the other lists advising you to turn off the lights, get green power, and pay attention to what you are buyin...

Hey CA - Don't Get Fooled

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

The Dirty Energy Proposition (aka the California Jobs Initiative) blew by its self-imposed signature collection deadline last week. The campaign is w...

Fact: California Can Lead the Economic Recovery

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

AB 32, California's landmark climate legislation, will hold polluters accountable and require them to reduce air pollution. But an opposition force bought and paid for by Texas Big Oil is attempting to stop all this.

Breaking: Huge Texas Tea Spill Threatens California

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Boyce

They say politics makes for strange bedfellows - So I guess I'm not surprised to see the self-proclaimed advocates of freedom, justice, and the Americ...

The Dirty Energy Proposition (Part I)

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

California lawmakers recognized that making the state a leader in clean tech was a win-win-win for the people, the economy, and the planet.

Greed Puts Climate in Dire Straits: Offsets for Nothin' and Permits for Free

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

All of this talk of offsets needlessly complicates the basics of a carbon permit system. Polluters pay, and people get the money. That's the way you do it.

New Study: AB32 Will Create 2 Million Jobs

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nathan Havey

A new report by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) was released last week that provides an updated analysis of the impact that AB32 will have on the economic growth of California.