Dozens of groups representing Southern California communities of color announced a united front this morning in the battle to defeat Proposition 23 this November. Opponents say the Initiative to suspend the Global Warming Act of 2006 promotes dirty energy that disproportionately pollutes low-income, black, Latino and Asian/Pacific Islander neighborhoods.
But the proposition’s supporters say California needs the jobs that would be created by suspending AB32. They say the state stands to lose more than 1.1 million jobs while little is done to improve the environment. Ernesto Arce files this report from Los Angeles.