This year’s California ballot will host several “green” measures. California voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana, a green plant. We will decide how many votes it should take for our legislature to pass a budget and decide how to spend our green dollars. And, with Prop 23 on the ballot, we’ll have to decide on our state’s green energy policy.
The Green Yogi gets it’s name from this third type of green: eco-consciousness and sustainability. Prop 23 is important to individuals who care about the environment, but even those who are green minded may decide to vote different from one another.
Prop 23: “Suspends Implementation of Air Pollution Control Law (AB 32) Requiring Major Sources of Emissions to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions That Cause Global Warming, Until Unemployment Drops to
5.5 Percent or Less for Full Year”
When you decide on Prop 23, you may find it interesting to know:
- California’s unemployment rate has only dropped below 5.5% for four consecutive quarters three times in the past thirty years, and outside of those instances it has never dropped below this metric in any quarter since 1980
- The two main listed contributors to Prop 23 are Valero and Tesoro, both oil companies
- California has long set a standard in energy policy for other states to follow. Whatever we decide, it will likely have an impact wider than the boundaries of our state
Go Vote and think Green!