California progressives, pat yourselves on the back. Voters in America's most populous state have left no doubt how they feel about Texas oil companies' attempts to dictate their energy future. Proposition 23, the Dirty Energy Prop that we SHFTers have been railing against for the past few weeks, has been defeated by a wide margin.
With 97 percent of the votes tallied, over 61 percent have said NO to Prop. 23, a deceptive ballot measure that would have effectively repealed California's landmark global warming law.
Against a backdrop of high unemployment and a struggling economy, the road to victory for the Yes on Prop 23 campaign was all but clear. But a grassroots push, with support from key organizations, stepped in and stamped out the threat.
Congrats to everyone involved in the No on Prop 23 campaign. We owe you all a debt of gratitude.
Photo: The BP Carson oil refinery in Long Beach, California. (Fritz Mueller)