Global Warming Ballot Measures Go Down In Flames

Global warming ballot measures in several western states went down to defeat on Tuesday. Voters said no to a practical ban on hydraulic fracturing—also called fracking—in Colorado, tripling the renewable energy mandate in Arizona, and a carbon emissions tax in Washington. Even California overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure raising the renewable electricity mandate to 50 percent by 2030. These are big losses for the environmentalists, particularly billionaire liberal Tom Steyer, who spent $22 million on the California question alone.