Texas Oil Companies Funding Campaign to Overturn California Climate Law


At least the war on the environment is going well?

A few years ago, the state of California passed a landmark bill designed to reign in carbon pollution to 1990 levels by 2020, and Governor Schwarzenegger signed it into law. Now, the trailblazing law is beginning to take effect — but wouldn’t you know it? The fossil fuel industry and conservative politicians who ally themselves with it are attempting to shut it down. In particular, a number of Texas-based oil companies have begun funneling millions of dollars into misleading campaigns designed to overturn California’s law.

Proposition 23 is the Big Oil-backed prop that would overturn CA’s climate law. Fueld by the Tea Party ideology popular in conservative circles, the GOP’s top candidates for Senator and Governor have been publicly calling to overturn the law as well — predictably, they’re attempting to label it a jobs killer. Thankfully, California voters aren’t buying the nonsense…

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