The giant oil companies want to keep holding American consumers hostage to expensive, polluting fuel. They’ve spent tens of millions to kill a clean energy plan in Congress, and now they’re pumping millions more into an effort to kill California’s groundbreaking clean energy law!
California passed one of the toughest anti-global warming laws in the world four years ago. It serves as a model for other states to hold polluters accountable and develop innovative clean energy sources, propelling California to the leader of the green economic movement.
But this landmark law is under attack by Texas oil companies. They’re funding a Nov. 2 ballot proposition to kill it because they know this isn’t just about one state. California's law is a milestone toward ending America’s addiction to fossil fuels, and they don’t want new competition from clean energy sources.
Those trying to kill the law – including Texas companies Valero Oil and Tesoro Corp. – are opening their war chests to the tune of $8.3 million in contributions so far.
They figure if they can gut clean energy laws in California it will cripple similar efforts around the country, and halt innovative, renewable energy alternatives for years to come. Consumers will continue to be at the mercy of Big Oil and the spiraling, unstable prices that come with that control.
Take action and tell the CEOs of the Texas oil companies behind Prop 23 that you stand with the people of California and their right to a cleaner, greener future.
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