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If the "California Jobs Initiative" ballot measure passes in November, it would roll back AB 32, California's celebrated climate and clean energy bill, until the state's unemployment rate falls below 5.5 percent for four consecutive quarters—a goal many say would effectively mean repealing the legislation indefinitely.

Funding for the measure has grown quickly since even last month, with an estimated 89 percent of its current total of almost $2 million coming from from the oil industry.

AB 32 has enough threats facing it, California—or any other state—doesn't need the oil industry bankrolling efforts to fool people into voting against it. Especially using the weak argument of jobs creation—as CleanTechnica points out, the ballot organizers make no mention of the green energy jobs that could be created as a result of AB 32, or of the lack of job creation in California's, um, not-exactly-thriving oil industry.