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Board of Supervisors Opposes Prop. 23

Ballot measures can be tricky to understand (it takes some skilled reading-between-the-lines), which is one reason it’s so handy to see who has endorsed or opposed a proposition. Last week, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors thought it would make its position clear on Proposition 23: in a nutshell, that it’s a big step backward for the Golden State. Think of Prop. 23 as sort of the reversed AB 32; the latter was California’s clean air law that passed in 2006, setting greenhouse gas emission reduction goals for the state and implementing new accountability measures for polluters. Prop. 23 is backed by Texas oil companies and, in the words of a statement released by Supervisor Neal Coonerty, it “would roll back California’s clean energy and air pollution reduction standards.” 

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