“Well, let's see.
1) Green jobs are created by the companies who are emerging to provide low- or no-carbon power here in California. Most of them started, and reside here.
2) Californians pay more for energy for many reasons (including wholesale power manipulation by enron and others), and have done so for a long time.
3) Mr. Jones DOES live in California, and has for a long time. He knows firsthand the effect an emerging economy based on sustainable principles can have.
4) California alone is the equivalent to the 5th largest economy in the world. Anything we do in this state has an impact, and that includes our role as a laboratory for innovation.
5) I'm not sure if you've ever started a business in California or other states (I have, both), and I can tell you firsthand that anyone doing business in California is already used to the state being nowhere as business friendly as other states. Name me 3 (okay, 2. wait, just 1) specific example of an existing California business that will move if Prop23 fails. Chevron? GOOD RIDDANCE.”
“Nuclear energy is already in use, has been for a long time, and isn't going anywhere any time soon. Even if we commit to using no new nuclear forever, the possibility of a major accident still exists. We'd be much better of committing to a sensible nuclear policy, and pursuing those technologies that can help reprocess all of that nuclear waste that is CURRENTLY sitting vulnerably in oil drums around the country.”