Oil-backed Prop. 23 could suspend California emissions reductions, hurt green startups

Come November, California voters could have a major impact on the state’s environment. The ballot will include Proposition 23, a measure that would suspend the Global Warming Solutions Act that passed in 2006 (otherwise known as Assembly Bill 32), which called for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels (about 25 percent) by 2020. The election results will not only influence California’s atmosphere, but also the many cleantech companies working on emissions monitoring, reporting and reduction.