The article mentions Schwarzenegger, who has been one of the few Republican politicians with a consistent global warming realist position, but who's at the end of his term.
Meg Whitman will be the Republican candidate seeking to replace him, and isn't as bad as most, but worse than Schwarzenegger. She wants to suspend AB 32 (the state's carbon regulation bill) for a year, calling it "a threat of significant economic harm"
even though it's supported by many businesses in the state, including the one she used to be CEO of - eBay. 150 businesses including eBay wrote
In summary, we believe that tackling climate change is the pro-growth strategy. Ignoring it will ultimately undermine economic growth
But at least she doesn't seem to be a global warming denier. Jerry Brown - the California Democrats' gubernatorial candidate - is a very strong proponent of fighting global warming. As the state's attourney general,
Brown has used threats, petitions, negotiated deals and a series of lawsuits to pressure automakers, county governments and the Bush administration to curb greenhouse-gas emissions.
So hopefully he wins in November. They're basically tied in the polls right now, with Brown previously leading but Whitman currently leading because she's been running a ton of television ads.Edited by dana1981 - 3/29/10 at 1:12pm