Vote No on Proposition 23

A Slick Move by Texas Oil Companies

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010  |  Updated 1:13 PM PDT
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Why would we, the voters, put Texas oil companies in charge on California policy making? Suzanne Shaw, NBC Bay Area Editorial Director, argues the cons of Prop 23.

Why would we, the voters, put Texas oil companies in charge on California policy making? Suzanne Shaw, NBC Bay Area Editorial Director, argues the cons of Prop 23.

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And now, an NBC Bay Area Editorial...

Four years ago, our lawmakers finally agreed on a cutting edge law to reduce California's air pollution. But now, two Texas oil companies are spearheading Prop 23 to shelve our landmark law.

NBC Bay Area thinks that's wrong.

California's greenhouse gas bill was passed by people we elected to serve us. Why suspend it because Texas oil interests want to serve themselves, and avoid new caps on harmful gas?

Valero and Tesoro are leading the $8 million campaign, claiming it will save jobs. But U.C. Berkeley's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment found it would stifle jobs in clean energy.

On November 2nd, we have an obligation to keep California's air quality goals on track. Make Texas oil clean up their California refineries, vote NO on Prop 23.

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