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‘Avatar’ Director Cameron Pledges $1 Million To Fight Prop 23

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James Cameron, seen here arriving at the Academy Awards in 2010, has pledged $1 million to fight California Proposition 23. CBS file photo by Erik Oginski

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Movie director James Cameron is pledging to donate $1 million to fight Proposition 23, the ballot measure that would suspend California’s landmark global warming law.

In making the pledge Friday, The Sacramento Bee reports that Cameron joins environmental groups, green tech advocates, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and others in opposing the proposition.

If approved by California voters in November, Proposition 23 would suspend California’s greenhouse gas reduction law until the state’s unemployment rate drops to 5.5 percent for four consecutive quarters.

The measure, AB 32, was signed into law in 2006. It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels and to promote
development in clean industries.

The 56-year-old Cameron won an Oscar for his movie “Titanic.”

His most recent film, “Avatar,” offered a pro-environment message.

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