"California Voters Uphold Climate Law, Defeat Prop 23"
"Looks like Proposition 23, the attempt to torpedo California's landmark AB32 climate bill, is going down by a very large margin. According to the most recent tally, 61 percent of state voters said "No" to the initiative.
Enviros cheered the defeat of Prop 23, which would have rolled back the 2006 law that required the state to cut emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Implementation of that law is set to begin next year. 'Tonight California voters delivered a decisive win for the clean energy economy,' said Steven Maviglio, spokesman for the 'No on Prop 23' campaign. ' In the midst of a major economic downturn, and with a barrage of fear mongering and scare tactics, voters still chose clean energy over dirty energy.'"
Kate Sheppard reports for Mother Jones November 2, 2010.