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State of California November 7, 2006 Election
Proposition 87
Alternative Energy. Research, Production, Incentives. Tax on California Oil Producers
State of California

Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute - Majority Approval Required

Fail: 3,372,394 / 45.3% Yes votes ...... 4,079,106 / 54.7% No votes

See Also: Index of all Propositions

Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (25090/25090)
Information shown below: Summary | Fiscal Impact | Yes/No Meaning | Official Information | Arguments |

Should California establish a $4 billion Clean Alternative Energy Program to reduce California's oil and gasoline consumption by 25 percent through incentives for alternative energy, education, and training?

Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General:
Establishes $4 billion program to reduce petroleum consumption through incentives for alternative energy, education and training. Funded by tax on California oil producers. Put on the Ballot by Petition Signatures

Fiscal Impact from the Legislative Analyst:
State oil tax revenues of $225 million to $485 million annually for alternative energy programs totaling $4 billion. State and local revenue reductions up to low tens of millions of dollars annually.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote on this measure means:
The state would impose a tax on oil production to support $4 billion in expenditures to develop and promote alternative energy technologies and promote the reduction of petroleum use.

A NO vote on this measure means:
The state would not impose a tax on oil production to fund these activities.

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Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 87:
Vote YES on Prop. 87 and make oil companies pay their fair share for cleaner, cheaper energy. Oil companies pay billions in oil drilling fees in Alaska and Texas--but almost nothing in California. Prop. 87 makes oil companies pay and makes it illegal to pass the cost to consumers.

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Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 87:
$4 BILLION oil tax increase! HIGHER GAS PRICES. HUGE BUREAUCRACY, LACKS ACCOUNTABILITY. No requirement they produce results. DENIES REVENUES to SCHOOLS. We need alternative energy, but Proposition 87 is not the way to get there. CA Taxpayers' Association, small business, labor, schools, police, firefighters, farmers, Auto Club say: Vote NO.

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Contact FOR Proposition 87:
Yes on 87
Californians for Clean Energy
6399 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1010
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 782-1045

Contact AGAINST Proposition 87:
Californians Against Higher Taxes--No on 87, a coalition of taxpayers, educators, schools, public safety offi cials, businesses, labor, energy producers, agriculture, and seniors.
111 Anza Blvd., Suite 406
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 340-0262

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