Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Yes on 87

California Proposition 87: Alternative Energy. Research, Production, Incentives. Tax on California Oil Producers. (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute)

Prop 87 would create a tax on oil extracted in California and use the money to fund programs to reduce oil consumption and develop alternative energy sources.

The oil companies are fighting hard against it, but it's endorsed by an impressive array of health and environmental groups including the American Lung Association, the California League of Conservation Voters, Cal-PIRG, Environment California, the Gray Panthers, the National Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, 8 other members of Congress, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of America, the American Nurses Association, and the Northern and Southern California Public Health Associations, just to name a few. Al Gore has a TV commercial endorsing it.

America is addicted to oil, and it is once again up to California to lead the way forward into a new century of energy independence. Vote yes on 87.

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