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City Council Votes to Oppose Green Initiative

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At today's City Council meeting, the members unanimously voted to oppose Proposition 7, an environmental initiative on this November's ballot that would require "all utilities, including government-owned utilities, to generate 20% of their power from renewable energy by 2010, a standard currently applicable only to private electrical corporations. Raises requirement for all utilities to 40% by 2020 and 50% by 2025."

Seems like a good thing, right?

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The problem is, according to opponents of the prop, which include many major environmental groups and most all major utilities, is that it's too complex, too risky and has significant loopholes. Basically, it has good intentions, but was poorly written. The LA Times agrees.