Politics Prop 23 Documentary: The Battle over California's Future (Full Documentary)
Prop 23 Documentary: The Battle over California's Future (Full Documentary)
Written by MyMelody
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 21:47
This new mini-documentary reveals everything you should know about Proposition 23, but mostly, it exposes the wild inaccuracies spread by the initiative's main proponents, all of whom have a financial stake in 23's success.
Proposition 23 is a new initiative that seeks to overturn California's Clean Air Law (AB 32), which "holds polluters accountable and requires them to reduce air pollution that threatens human health and contributes to global climate change." Advocates of Proposition 23 maintain that AB 32 kills jobs.
However, when we follow the money trail, it turns out that the main funders of this new initiative are Big Texas Oil Companies, most notably Valero and Tesoro. About "96% of the fund[ing] from
proposition 23 campaign comes from the oil industry."
Furthermore, the main claim about job loss is blatantly untrue. According to award-winning solar energy Expert, Davis Hochschild , "green tech jobs are growing at a rate 10 times faster then the rest of the economy."
Proposition 23 is bad for everyone, and has been admonished by a series of respected organizations, many of which are health related, including The American Lung Association and Physicians for Social Responsibility.