Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Bid to kill California climate law falls short - The Hill's E2-Wire
A high-profile California ballot initiative that would have essentially killed the state’s global warming law was heading for a big defeat early Wednesday.

The defeat of Proposition 23 is a major victory for environmentalists and Silicon Valley capitalists, who battled oil companies that backed the measure in a fight that saw both sides spend millions of dollars.

But the night also brought a potentially troubling development for climate advocates. A separate California ballot initiative called Proposition 26 — which green groups contend would cut off crucial funding for the state climate law — was winning in early voting.

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