Opponents of California’s sweeping environmental bill that passed in 2006 and is scheduled to be phased in between 2012 and 2020, AB 32, want to rescind the legislation through a measure on the November ballot, saying the it is a jobs killer and will cost billions in higher energy costs. To that end, today the California Jobs Initiative Committee is submitting 800,000 signatures, many more than needed. What are the realities –jobs gained, jobs lost, billions in cost to the economy, no cost to the economy? We check in with proponents and opponents to AB 32.
Anita Mangels, communications director for the California Jobs Initiative
Bruce Klafter, head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Applied Materials, a supporter of AB 32