California attorney general Jerry Brown is trying to sabotage the state anti-cap-and-trade ballot initiative by changing its name.
The ballot initiative would rollback the California cap-and-trade law (AB 32) pending a decline in state unemployment.
The original name of the ballot initiative was the:
California Jobs Initiative
The initiative’s new Brown-ized name is the:
Suspends Air Pollution Control Laws Requiring Major Polluters To Report And Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions That Cause Global Warming Until Unemployment Drops Below Specified Level For Full Year Initiative
Who wouldn’t vote for that?
The official announcement is below:
25 February 2010 – Update
Assemblyman Dan Logue, along with Congressman Tom McClintock and
Edward J. Costa INITIATIVE –
Received by Attorney General Office 25 November 2009- assigned number 09-0094 to the initiative titled California Jobs Initiative
On 03 February 2010, was renamed by Attorney General Jerry Brown to:
SUSPENDS AIR POLLUTION CONTROL LAWS REQUIRING MAJOR POLLUTERS TO REPORT AND REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS THAT CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT DROPS BELOW SPECIFIED LEVEL FOR FULL YEAR. INITIATIVE STATUTE.
The INITIATIVE is to SUSPEND implementation of AB 32 (Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006) until unemployment in California drops below 5.5% for four consecutive quarters; it also prevents any agency from implementing any regulation of AB 32.
Negotiations are underway to modify the title authored by Attorney General Brown to more satisfactorily and truthfully reflect what the INITIATIVE really is intended.
To monitor progress of this INITIATIVE:
Select 2009 Initiatives and this is filed under 09-0094.