21 Oct 2010

Proposition 23 funding update: $9 million for, $30 million against

Written by Jim Pierobon

Courtesy of Maplight.org, which tracks spending on California’s ballot initiatives, here’s their latest update on who is spending what to pass or defeat Proposition 23. “Prop 23” would strike down California’s climate change law AB 32 until statewide unemployment — which was 12.4% in September — falls to 5.5% and stays there or below that for at least four consecutive quarters.

About $9.1 million FOR Proposition 23:

Valero Services, Inc. $4,075,315
Tesoro Companies $1,540,637
Flint Hills Resources $1,000,000
Marathon Petroleum Company LLC $500,000
Adam Smith Foundation $498,000
Occidental Petroleum Corp. $300,000
Tower Energy Group $200,000
CVR Energy Inc. $150,000
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assoc. $102,386
National Petrochemical & Refiners Assoc. $100,000
World Oil Corp. $100,000

About $30 million AGAINST Proposition 23:

Thomas Steyer $5,049,000
National Wildlife Foundation $3,000,000
L. John & Ann Doerr $2,000,000
Sierra Club $1,260,890
The League of Conservation Voters $1,250,000
Vinod Khosla $1,037,267
Gordon Moore $1,000,000
James Cameron $1,000,000
Robert J. Fisher $1,000,000
ClimateWorks Foundation $900,000
The Nature Conservancy $800,000
Bill Gates $700,000
Claire Perry $500,000
Green Tech Action Fund $500,000
John P. Morgridge $500,000
Julian H. Robertson Jr. $500,000
Wendy Schmidt $500,000

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