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Jerry Brown's global warming revenge?

February 4, 2010 | 12:02 am

Backers of a proposed ballot initiative to suspend California's landmark global warming initiative are threatening to sue Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown over the cumbersome title and summary his office attached to their "California Jobs Initiative," reports our sister blog, PolitiCal.

Rather than adopt the sponsor's catchy title, Brown has dubbed it: “Suspends air pollution control laws requiring major polluters to report and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.”

A report by the state's legislative analyst last week described the measure, designed for the November ballot, as crippling, but not completely dismantling the state's efforts to slash its carbon footprint.

--Margot Roosevelt