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The basic premise for voting against "Big Solar" Prop 7 on November's ballot is that it has good environmental intentions for the state's renewable energy goals but was written so poorly, it would jack up consumer energy bills and have other unintended consequences. Hundreds of thousands of dollars been put into the No on Prop 7 side from energy companies including Southern California Edison and PG&E in Northern California.

BeyondChron, a San Francisco blog, says that the reason both the California Democratic and Republic parties along with various environmental groups are on the same side as energy companies is because they're recipients of big energy donations. If this is true, Prop 7 is no longer a cut-and-dry easy choice vote.

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In San Francisco, PG&E said (BeyondChron) that if a similar local initiative, the Clean Energy Act, passes, that they will "no longer will be contributing to San Francisco’s non-profits and service organizations.” Some believe the energy company's quarter-million donation to oppose the ban on gay marriage was to distract their support against Prop 7.