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E2 Advocacy Projects: No on Proposition 23 (California)

Objective

In California's November 2010 election cycle, Proposition 23, the "dirty energy proposition," was put on the ballot by two out-of-state oil companies who wanted to suspend implementation of AB 32 indefinitely. E2-sponsored AB 32 was a landmark piece of legislation that has encouraged investment in and development of clean energy in California. E2 is firmly opposed to Prop 23, and will continue to defend AB 32.

Background

AB 32 & You: How California's Global Warming Solutions Act Delivers Smart Solutions to Californians
NRDC factsheet

Making A Difference (E2 and AB 32)
October 2006 E2 newsletter article

News articles

Voters Reject 2-Sided Assault on Climate Law - Nov 3, 2010, New York Times

10 Reasons to Vote No on Prop 23 - Nov 2, 2010, Katie Fehrenbacher

Former Occidental Petroleum Exec Slams Company's Attack on AB 32 - Apr 21, 2010, Calitics

Attacking AB32 Won't Lower Unemployment - Dec 10, 2009, Fox & Hounds Daily

Editorials, Op-eds & Blogs

Bob Epstein Reflects on CA Prop 23's Defeat - Mar 4, 2011, Bob Epstein

CALIFORNIA: Economists back state's climate law in 'open letter' to public - Jul 20, 2010, ClimateWire

No on 23 Music Video Goes Viral - Oct 15, 2010, No on Prop 23 Campaign

E2 Statements/Letters

E2 Defend AB 32 letter signed (Mar 4, 2010)

Related publications

Defeating California's Dirty Energy Initiative - Lessons from Proposition 23
On November 2, California voters defeated Proposition 23, the "Dirty Energy Proposition", by 22 percentage points - No: 61% to Yes: 39%. In this article, we trace the history of the fight and lessons learned that could be used in future clean energy opportunities in California, other states, and at the Federal level.

How Do We Build the No on 23 Campaign Nationally?
E2 Co-Founder Bob Epstein is featured in this article that discusses how to build the coalition that defeated CA Prop 23 into a national coalition. His advice for building campaigns: "Every campaign has three items: It has a victim, it has a villain, and it has an opportunity."

AB 32 Information (CA EPA)
California EPA's website about AB 32 with up-to-date information about the progress of implementation

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