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Proposition 23

Clean Energy Advances Despite Washington's Worst Efforts

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.10.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Protecting our nation from climate change and putting Americans to work in the clean energy sector are not elite, partisan issues. They are the building blocks of the 21st century.

Kochs Invade Canada

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

After losing their fight for Proposition 23 in California, one hoped the world would be safe from Charles and David Koch. But now, their misinformation campaign is drifting into Canada.

Schwarzenegger Urges Voters ToReject Prop 23

AP | ROBIN HINDERY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday he doesn't just want to defeat the November ballot measure that would suspend the s...

Thomas Friedman On Prop 23: This Is A Fight Worth Having

nytimes.com | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Terminator, a k a the Governator, is not happy. And you shouldn't be either. What has Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California incensed is the ...

Schwarzenegger Blasts Big Oil For 'Self-Serving Greed'

AP | ROBIN HINDERY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday blasted the out-of-state oil companies that are trying to undermine California's glob...

What's Next for Clean Energy and Climate Policies

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

It is deeply disturbing that the U.S. has not yet enacted comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation. But there are paths forward. We can still make progress.

Jerry Brown Calls On Meg Whitman To State View On Prop. 23

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown challenged Republican Meg Whitman on Monday to take a stand on a November ballot initia...

PHOTOS: These States Aren't Letting The Climate Bill Failure Stop Them

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Though the federal government may be hamstrung by man-made climate change deniers and dirty energy lobbyists, state governments are doing their part t...

Clean Energy Defeats Texas Oil

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

We shouldn't sugarcoat it. We lost may good friends on Election Day -- friends who stood up to the Big Oil companies and championed clean energy polic...

Elections 2010: Money Can't Buy You Love

Jonathan F.P. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan F.P. Rose

This week's election showed the Tea Party on the rise, America more deeply split, taxes and public spending in the crosshairs, with "me" winning out ...

Understanding the Electorate's Support for the Sustainability Agenda

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

While most of the national attention devoted to California's ballot propositions this year focused on the failed effort to legalize marijuana, Califor...

More Like an Oil Spill Than a Landslide

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The 2010 election was the year of The Empire Strikes Back. Big Oil, the coal industry, and corporate polluters are desperate to stop the momentum towa...

What the Election Means (Or Doesn't) For Sustainability

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

For those of us who are working for a more sustainable, healthy, and profitable future for companies, communities, and our country, we should channel Martin Luther King, Jr. who once said, "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

10 Steps to Take Now After a Brutal Election

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

For those of us who had hopes that the Obama Administration could seize the moment and enact popular progressive changes, this is a bitter pill. And like many, we grieve at the lost opportunities. But now we need to brush off the dust.

Tree Hugging Ain't the (Only) Reason Californians Endorsed Climate and Clean Energy (Prop. 23)

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

Just after Labor Day, the race was tied, and with only ten days to go, the lead was barely in double digits. The ultimate 22-point defeat of Prop. 23 arose because of tremendous work by a broad coalition.

How big polluters bought the 2010 election

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

The dust from yesterday's election is settling and it's already clear that we're about to have the most pro-dirty energy Congress we've seen in a long...

Election Winners: California's Economy and Environment

Wade Crowfoot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wade Crowfoot

The broad, bipartisan coalition of Californians that united to reject the Prop 23 attack is ready to support more progress. This mainstream coalition is not going away but rather ready to support -- and push for -- a clean energy future.

California Voters Say Hell No to Texas Oil and Proposition 23

Becky Bond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Becky Bond

The story of this election is not that Silicon Valley businessmen outspent the Texas oil men. It's that voters, educated and mobilized by the grassroots, fought back against an outrageous corporate power grab.

California: Caught in the Weeds?

Elissa D. Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elissa D. Barrett

You would think the two California gubernatorial candidates were constitutionally incapable of agreeing on a single issue. Not so! But for others, Proposition 19 has been an intense source of debate.

Laura Bassett

Grassroots 'No On Prop 23' Campaign Poised to Defeat Big Oil

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of message wars between progressive grassroots organizations and big oil companies over Proposition 23, the ballot measure ...

Defeating Prop 23 Is a National Issue, Not Just a California Issue

Peter Glatzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Glatzer

The passing of Prop 23 would turn the clock backwards on the support of clean technology companies in the state, on green jobs, on emissions standards, and it would send a message to the rest of the country that if California can't do it, nobody can.

Chevron Spending $4 million on Prop 26, Prop 23's Stealthier Twin

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

Co-authored by Steve Kretzmann, executive director of Oil Change International Chevron CEO John Watson recently insisted his company is neutral on C...

Litmus Test: California Voters to Determine Fate of Climate Change Bill

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

A number of regional agreements in the united States and Canada limit greenhouse gas emissions. What's stopping them from becoming national legislation? Corporate interests.

Twin Attacks on Our Clean Energy Future

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Where Proposition 23 is a blatant assault, Proposition 26 is more like a sneak attack. It's confusing, badly written, and pretending to be something it's not.

Why Voting Matters for the Climate Movement

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

People in the climate movement -- or anyone who believes in what we're doing to avert a climate crisis and bring about an energy revolution -- can push back on Big Oil and Dirty Coal by exercising their right to vote.