Political Activism

Anti-AB32 initiative heading toward California ballot in November 2010

AB32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Núñez, Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006), puts into law a requirement to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. This is more-or-less the Kyoto Protocol target and much stronger than the targets considered at the recently failed Copenhagen Summit. Given what this bill requires it is not surprising that a chorus of attackers have called for overturning this law. And, indeed, they have managed to get an initiative approved to be placed on the November 2010 ballot.