"Californians See Green in Climate Law: Poll"

"They've banned gay marriage and are poised to blow off a chance to legalize marijuana, but California voters are remaining true to one stereotype -- their commitment to the environment.

A measure to suspend the state's vanguard climate change law is heading for failure, by a margin of 49 percent to 37 percent, because voters see the law doing more economic good than harm, a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday showed.

The Golden State's economy is bumping along near the bottom of the nation with unemployment above 12 percent and a state budget more than three months overdue and nearly $20 million in the red.

At the same time it is embarking on an environmental plan from setting alternative energy targets to building a system for industry to trade the right to emit greenhouse gases.

Voters on November 2 must decide whether to put the plan on hold with the measure known as Proposition 19."

Peter Henderson reports for Reuters October 5, 2010.


"Clean Energy Manufacturing Jobs Growing in California, Study Finds" (Sacramento Bee)

Source: Reuters, 10/08/2010