News Release

National Implications of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure


California’s Proposition 23 seeks to suspend a 2006 law intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As of October 6, contributions to Yes on 23 from oil interests Valero ($4,059,678) and Tesoro ($1,525,000) make up more than half of all Yes on 23 contributions.

Slocum is director of Public Citizen’s Energy Program and can speak to the national implications of the proposition. He said today: “It is critical that, in the absence of leadership at the federal level, states continue their efforts to address climate change. The oil industry and other polluters have played a role in trying to kill this important law.”

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167