The campaign to suspend AB 32’s global warming regulations until California’s economy and unemployment recovers submitted double the signatures needed today to qualify the "California Jobs Initiative" for the November ballot.
The initiative got more than 800,000 signatures, far above the 433,971 needed. The state’s citizens understand that implementing AB 32 at the right time in the right way is not an anti-environment position. It’s a path to improve our economy first through job growth — with high wage and ‘green’ manufacturing jobs at the center of that recovery — and a way to see if the rest of the country will follow with their own global warming mandates. Today’s announcement makes clear that the California voters don’t want to go it alone on costly greenhouse gas reductions.