The most important thing to keep in mind when casting your vote on Nov. 2, should you care about the environment, is that there is an initiative, Prop. 23, that seeks to suspend the state law requiring reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.
The state's landmark Climate Change law AB-32, was signed into law in 2006 by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who said, "I wanted to make California No. 1 in the fight against global warming. This is something we owe our children and grandchildren."
Just last week Schwarzenegger, talking on Prop. 23, said that, "Texas oil companies have descended upon California to overturn a California law," and accused the companies of "self-greed" for supporting the initiative. "Does anyone really believe that these companies out of the goodness of their black oil hearts are spending millions of dollars to protect our jobs?" he asked, according to the Associated Press.