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November 2010 Statewide General Election

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Proposition 23 - Suspends Air Pollution Control Laws Requiring Major Sources of Emissions to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions That Cause Global Warming Until Unemployment Drops Below Specified Level for Full Year. Failed

Initiative Statute


Official Summary:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A YES vote on this measure means: Certain existing and proposed regulations authorized under state law ("Assembly Bill 32") to address global warming would be suspended. These regulations would remain suspended until the state unemployment rate drops to 5.5 percent or lower for one year.

A NO vote on this measure means: The state could continue to implement the measures authorized under Assembly Bill 32 to address global warming.

Official Voter Guide page

This page features the Legislative Analyst's analysis, pro-con arguments, legislative votes and the full proposition text.

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

News Stories

This page provides excerpts from and links to news coverage of the propositions on the ballot.

Follow the Money

Proposition 23 - Top Five Donors

(as of 10/17/10)




Total Raised *

(as of 10/17)



Top Donors

(as of 10/17)

Donor information


Donor Information


Valero Services, Inc.,
San Antonio, TX



Thomas Steyer,
Hedge Fund Manager,
Farallon Capital Management,
San Francisco, CA


Tesoro Companies,
Long Beach, CA


National Wildlife Federation, Reston, VA


Flint Hills Resources,
Wichita, KS


No on 23 Committee of the NRDC Action Fund to Stop the Dirty Energy Proposition,
Sacramento, CA


Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC, Findlay, OH


Vinod Khosla, Venture Capitalist, Khosla Ventures, Menlo Park, CA


Adam Smith Foundation,
Smithville, MO



L. John Doerr, Venture Capitalist, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, Palo Alto, CA

Ann Doerr, Homemaker, Palo Alto, CA

Environmental Defense Action Fund Say No to Prop 23 Committee,
New York, NY

James F. Cameron (no city, state, occupation or employer disclosed)

Gordon E. Moore, Retired, Woodside, CA






Total amount raised includes all contributions received in 2009 and through September 30, 2010, plus contributions of $5,000 or more received between October 1-17, 2010.

Detailed information about all contributors for and against Proposition 23 is available from campaign finance reports at Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign disclosure web site.

To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".



This page was first published on September 6, 2010 | Last updated on January 27, 2011
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