AB 32 was passed in 2006 and as its longer title states: “Air pollution: greenhouse gases: California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006″, it not only fights climate change but also aims to curb California’s dangerously high levels of air pollution. As we’ve reported, instituting green technology in place of the current awful emitters of dangerous fumes could save 9,000 lives in California a year. So, perhaps these Proposition 23 supporters are planning on cutting unemployment by cutting the population of California? But no, that doesn’t seem right. The proposition doesn’t seem right either, so we’re left to applaud Bill Gates for helping to raise awareness about this terrible proposition and to shake our heads at the people trying to get it passed.
By the way, case you are wondering who the supporters are — in addition to the big money from oil companies — The California Manufacturers & Technology Association, secretary-treasurer of the State Building & Construction Trades Council and the Americans for Prosperity of California, among others. Seems to us the people supporting it are exactly the people set to benefit by an onslaught of new green technology. So, in our stupor the only thing left for you California voters to do is to get out there and defeat this thing and thank Bill Gates for helping you.