Initiative. Specifies permissible composition and quality of gasoline and other fuel for internal combustion engines. Authorizes shutting down of businesses and factories violating air pollution standards. Imposes restrictions on leasing and extraction of oil and gas from tidelands or submerged lands, or onshore areas within one mile of mean high tide line. Prohibits construction of atomic powered electric generating plants for five years. Establishes restrictions on manufacture, sale, and use of pesticides. Prohibits enforcement officials from haying conflicting interests. Provides for relief by injunction and mandate to prevent violations. Imposes penal sanctions and civil penalties.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 2128087; A: 35.3; N: 3901151; B: 64.7
William M. Bennett, Member--California State Board of Equalization; Attorney; Fortney H. Stark, Jr., Security National Bank, President-Owner; Hijinio Romo, URW-131, AFL-CIO
Joseph J. Diviny, President, California Teamsters Legislative Council; Myron W. Doornbos, President, Southern Council of Conservation Clubs, Inc.; J. E. McKee, Professor of Environmental Engineering
Rebuttal Against Author
William M. Bennett, Member -- California State Board of Equalization Attorney; Fortney H. Stark, Jr., Security National Bank President -- Owner; Hijinio Romo, URW 131 -- AFL-CIO
CLEAN ENVIRONMENT ACT California Proposition 9 (1972).