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Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Jerry Brown Tours San Diego Biofuel

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California’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown was in San Diego Thursday for a campaign stop at New Leaf Biofuel in Barrio Logan. The company converts used cooking oil into biodiesel. Brown said small, renewable energy businesses are the wave of the future.

Dem. gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown outlines his plan to create a half-million green jobs in California by 2020, at New Leaf Biofuel in Barrio Logan on August 26, 2010.
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Above: Dem. gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown outlines his plan to create a half-million green jobs in California by 2020, at New Leaf Biofuel in Barrio Logan on August 26, 2010.

— California’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown was in San Diego Thursday for a campaign stop at New Leaf Biofuel in Barrio Logan. The company converts used cooking oil into biodiesel. Brown said small, renewable energy businesses are the wave of the future.

“This is small business, but it is reflective of the seeds of change that California must invest in,” said Brown. “Yes, we need to support our large, existing businesses, but we need the climate for innovation and creativity.”

Brown urged the defeat of Proposition 23, the California November ballot measure that would suspend the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32, until unemployment rates improve. Brown said rejecting the measure could create a half-million clean-tech jobs.

Rep. candidate Meg Whitman said she hasn’t made a final decision on the measure, but said her plan for a one-year moratorium on the law would be better for the state.

Poll

Who do you support for California governor?

  • Jerry Brown

    64%
  • Meg Whitman

    35%

367 total votes. (This poll is now closed.)

A new poll shows Whitman leading Brown by eight percentage points. The candidates have been in a tight race for most of the campaign, but the public opinion poll by the Rasmussen Report shows Whitman leading Brown 48 percent to 40 percent. Brown, the former two-term governor, said Whitman’s deep pockets and negative ads are unprecedented.

“This is basically a tie race, said Brown. “That’s what it looks like to me. There’s a massive onslaught-- it’s carpet-bombing of negative commercials. And yet the people are still evenly divided and I think if you look down the road, this is a very competitive race. . .”

The poll surveyed 750 likely California voters, and showed six percent are still undecided. The percentage of error is plus or minus four percent.

Comments

Avatar for user 'EarlRichards'

EarlRichards | August 27, 2010 at 12:07 a.m. ― 4 years, 4 months ago

The California Jobs Initiative (CJI) is an oil corporation farce and fraud. There is no connection, whatsoever, between greenhouse gas emission reduction and the loss of jobs. This notion is an insult to the intelligence of the people of California. In fact, there is job growth in the clean, renewable energy industry. Chevron employs 65,000 worldwide and CJI is not going to change this. The only jobs created by the oil industry are clean-up jobs after oil spills and deep water, blow -outs and pump-handler jobs. CJI will make fantastic profits for the oil industry, increase air pollution, especially in communities around their refineries, and there will not be lower gas prices. Both Valero and Tesoro are super Enrons.

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evavrgs | October 5, 2010 at 8 p.m. ― 4 years, 2 months ago

Rep. candidate Meg Whitman said she hasn’t made a final decision on the measure, but said her plan for a one-year moratorium on the law would be better for the state.

What decision could you make Meg? One-year moratorium would be better for the state? It's incredulous to think that she has not made a decision and that she would even consider a moratorium. What you are really saying Meg,? "I'm sure that the oil companies that finance my campaign are for this proposition (I may or may have invest in it myself, but I won't tell) therefore I will enforce a one-year moratorium. It doesn't matter if it's better/worse for the state, the people can eat cake for all I care."

This woman is soooo rich she has no clue as to how real people live. She is for big business because she is big business. Let no one doubt that, she will represent big business just as Schwarzenegger is.

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