Climate Activists Get Sneaky in Prop 23 Opposition
Monday, October 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm
In the latest effort to ensure that California’s Proposition 23 is defeated, activists have purchased a number of domain names that appear to be affiliated with the “Yes on Prop 23″ campaign, but actual redirect users to a page that says the ballot initiative is a “bad idea.”
An image that says, “This is really embarrassing. We’ve just realized that Prop. 23 is a bad idea. It turns out you can solve the climate crisis and create jobs at the same time,” is displayed on all of the following websites:
The websites redirect users to another website laying out the reasons to, in fact, vote “no” on Prop 23.
The Climate Protection Action Fund, the advocacy arm of former Vice President Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, announced that it had set up the websites in a blog post today.
Prop 23 would, in effect, overturn California’s landmark climate change law. While Texas oil refiners have mounted a campaign to pass the measure, environmentalists and others outspent them in their campaign to reject the ballot initiative. The latest polling indicates that California voters will reject Prop 23.
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