California’s Proposition 26 would increase the legislative vote requirement from a majority to two-thirds for new and increased state and local fees and charges. Many of California’s environmental protection programs are funded with such fees.  Opponents of Prop 26 say that it would make it even more difficult to hold polluters accountable, and to raise revenue for basic services.

As of October 24th, Chevron  is currently the number one donor to the “Yes on 26/No on 25” PAC.  The California Business PAC, an arm of the California Chamber of Commerce, is a close second.  Alcohol, tobacco, and agriculture companies also feature prominently.  Overall, business interests have so far spent one third more on 25 and 26 than they have on 23. Check out

If passed, Proposition 23 would suspend the California Global Warming Act of 2006 (AB 32) which requires that greenhouse gas emissions in the state be cut to 1990 levels by 2020.

At least 93% of contributions being pumped into California’s Proposition 23 are from energy companies that would be regulated by the energy and climate legislation they are trying to overturn. Much of the money has been used to collect the signatures to get Proposition 23 on the ballot, and to fund research that supposedly proves that clean energy would cost jobs. Check out


  • PROP 26 is just as destructive as PROP 23. Prop 26 is a treacherous, Big Oil rip-off, which “passes the buck” from oil corporation, clean-up fees to the taxpayer, who will pay he oil recycling fees, the materials hazards fees and other fees. If you do not understand the ambiguities and the intrigues behind Prop 26, then, vote no. Power to the people. BP, Shell and Exxon Mobil are silent partners behind Prop 26.

  • The California Jobs Initiative (CJI) or Prop 23 is an oil corporation farce and fraud. There is no connection, whatsoever, between greenhouse gas emission reduction and the loss of jobs. This notion is an insult to the intelligence of the people of California. In fact, there is job growth in the clean, renewable energy industry. Chevron employs 65,000 worldwide and CJI is not going to change this. The only jobs created by the oil industry are clean-up jobs after oil spills and deep water, blow-outs and pump-handlers jobs. CJI will make fantastic profits for the oil industry, increase air pollution, especially in communities around their refineries and there will not be lower gas prices. Valero, Tesoro and Koch Industries are super Enrons. Since when did the oil companies start to show any concern for the unemployed and their families and for small businesses?

  • Well, I doubt if to raise taxes (or create some new ones) is the right way hot to support Prop’s initiatives. The whole strategy of this project is quite uncertain an a bit confusing. Also the greenhouse effect has no influence to create more jobs. If you really want to become a green person start to improve for instance energy efficiency of your house…

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