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October 7, 2010

Californians see green in climate law: poll

MARIJUANA/CALIFORNIAAt the same time it is embarking on an environmental plan from setting alternative energy targets to building a system for industry to trade the right to emit greenhouse gases.

Voters on November 2 must decide whether to put the plan on hold with the measure known as Proposition 19.

In a story appearing in the New York Times yesterday, your writers misidentified the pending ballot proposition to suspend California’s landmark environmental law as Prop. 19.

The insidious measure sponsored by the Texas big-oil people is Prop. 23, not 19. Prop. 19 is the marijuana legalization measure on the same ballot.

A correction is urgently needed, as many Internet news consumers don’t look past headlines or summaries, and a casual reader might well get into his or her head to vote against 19 thinking it’s the measure calling for suspension of our future-critical green energy law.

Thank you for your attention to this error. Please make a prominent correction.

J.F.C.

Your story mentions proposition 19 in the fifth paragraph.

Prop 19 is the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010. But this article is about prop 23. Oops.

Doc

Several readers noticed this one. We corrected: GBU Editor

A burlap bag advertising California Sinsemilla marijuana is shown for sale in a shop in Oakland, California June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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