“This is a corruption of the democratic process. Texas oil companies have descended upon California to overturn a California law. There is a struggle playing out right here in California that the world does not know much about. Today, Valero and Tesoro are in a conspiracy. Not in a criminal conspiracy, but a cynical one about self-serving greed. Does anyone think in their black oil company hearts that they want to create jobs?” said California Governor Schwarzenegger.
California’s Prop 23 is a genuinely sleazy attempt primarily backed by Texas oil companies to disembowel California landmark climate change bill by pretending it will hurt jobs.