Changes Coming to CA's Proposed Global Warming Law

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A judge has ordered that a ballot measure to suspend California’s global warming law be rewritten, saying the wording of Proposition 23, which was approved by Attorney General Jerry Brown was misleading and biased.

The San Jose Mercury News reports Brown’s office has no plans to appeal that decision.

Among the changes, the phrase “major polluters.” The measure must now use the words “major source of emissions” since there are many sources of carbon dioxide, the judge said.

Also, the summary of the ballot measure must indicate its passage would “suspend” rather than “abandon” AB 32, California’s greenhouse gas law.

Supporters of Prop 23 say the changes greatly improve its chances of passing this November. A July Field Poll found just over one-third of voters support the ballot measure.

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