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California slays Prop. 23, and remains the promised land for clean energy

November 3rd, 2010

California voters — at least 61 percent of them — appear convinced that working to cleanse the air, fight climate change and ramp up clean energy sources will propel the economy forward.

In squashing Prop 23, an attempt by Texas oil companies to overturn the state’s landmark climate legislation, Californians signaled by that clear majority that they weren’t going to be swindled by Big Oil’s argument that Americans “can’t afford” clean air and clean energy during these shaky economic times.

Voters may even be saying that the opposite is true – that developing clean energy makes sense environmentally, and provides a way out of the recession.

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