Thursday, May 20, 2010

Calif. governor office admits improper global warming email, says won't do it again

5/21: "A group seeking to suspend California's global warming law said Thursday that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration used its offices to campaign against the initiative, a violation of state law.

  • The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association said it had filed requests under the California Public Records Act seeking correspondence conducted with state e-mail accounts. The group released an e-mail it said was sent by Schwarzenegger chief deputy director Lisa Kalustian and
  • included campaign literature and an endorsement form from a campaign committee.

Supporters of the proposed initiative are waiting to see whether it will qualify for the November ballot. If approved by voters, the initiative would delay the 2006 climate regulations until

"The governor's office is misusing taxpayer funds, taxpayer-funded staff and potentially other public agencies

The group also filed requests with the California Air Resources Board and the California Environmental Protection Agency, and

  • notified the state's elections watchdog, the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Schwarzenegger's spokesman, Aaron McLear, acknowledged an e-mail was sent from a state account that should not have been

But he said, "The governor's office absolutely has the right to educate Californians on the benefits of AB32, such as job creation, and the consequences of dirty Texas oil companies killing California's energy policies."

  • Oil companies are funding the drive to put the initiative on the November ballot."...(italics added)

AP story, Sacramento, by Juliet Williams, "Foes of Calif. global warming law seek Gov. emails" via Tom Nelson

  • The AP "reporter" makes a statement about "oil companies" without any substantiation whatsoever. There are trillions of dollars behind the global warming fraud, including many from oil companies. UN climate chief Pachauri was installed by Saudi Arabia and heavily favored by oil interests (Climategate emails 4/19/2002).
  • Job creation? Everyone knows 'green' programs are designed to kill jobs. The AP should check Spain on which the US has based its green jobs projections. Fail. Perhaps the AP reporter attended public schools and as such is not well educated.

The AP proves again it is not a news organization. If it were it would know that Saudi Arabia lobbied intensely for election of UN climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to head the IPCC. It's in the Climategate emails, 4/19/2002, that supposedly meant nothing to people at the AP. Oil companies are in the global warming cash coming and going. It's been widely reported that Obama has been the largest recipient of BP oil contributions over the past 20 years. The AP is not much different than Media Matters anymore.

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