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Spaulding’s pollution

If I didn’t know better, much, much better, I’d suspect Mr. Spaulding’s opinion on Prop 23 as not purely the result of his very own thoughts. Reading it makes me sniff an odor of something black, white and furry lying dead on the road, or maybe that of a couple of oil refineries. Those concrete and convincing job, payroll and tax data he quotes so glibly – could someone have supplied them to him? Or by any chance in writing this might he have received something more material than the satisfaction of seeing his name and thoughts in print? Impossible.

The campaign promoting Prop 23 is being paid for by two billionaires from Kansas and two oil companies from Texas that don’t want to clean up their California refineries in the way that other major California oil companies are already doing. Those generous contributors want only the best for California, don’t they? Of course. And maybe to avoid that task for their refineries.

Like the governor, I bitterly resent out-of-state interests’ trying to tell us in California what we should do. What about you? Please join me in (a) voting No on 23 and (b) boycotting Valero and Tesoro gas stations.



Peter Arnold

Grass Valley


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