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    Will California vote to give themselves measles?

    Interesting..

    This fall, Californians may have the opportunity to vote on a catch-all ballot initiative that would ban genetically modified organisms and get rid of school vaccination requirements. But that’s not all. The so-called California Clean Environment Initiative would also prohibit the use of 300 substances, including certain vaccine ingredients and chemicals used in water treatment—chlorine and fluoride. And it would create a new agency to “regulate environmental activities, modify or stop projects having pollution and radiation impacts, and test and approve substances before they are introduced into the environment.”

    This initiative was introduced by Cheriel Jensen, a retired urban planner with a history of environmental activism. In 2015, she sued Santa Clara County to stop it from spraying pesticides to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne West Nile Virus.

    https://www.motherjones.com/environm...nia-standards/
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Interesting..

    This fall, Californians may have the opportunity to vote on a catch-all ballot initiative that would ban genetically modified organisms and get rid of school vaccination requirements. But that’s not all. The so-called California Clean Environment Initiative would also prohibit the use of 300 substances, including certain vaccine ingredients and chemicals used in water treatment—chlorine and fluoride. And it would create a new agency to “regulate environmental activities, modify or stop projects having pollution and radiation impacts, and test and approve substances before they are introduced into the environment.”

    This initiative was introduced by Cheriel Jensen, a retired urban planner with a history of environmental activism. In 2015, she sued Santa Clara County to stop it from spraying pesticides to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne West Nile Virus.

    https://www.motherjones.com/environm...nia-standards/
    Sounds like a fluffernutter.
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    Will California vote to give themselves measles?

    I doubt it.

    This is merely political theater.

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    This person will have to pay probably a $1.5 million to get signatures, and then voters will turn it down. Initiatives are actually pretty hard to pass in California. There are lots of people who vote "no" on everything. Something overly broad like this will run into stiff opposition. Outlaw vaccines? Cancel flouride in water? That's nuts. But my reading of this suggests that it would outlaw pool chemicals. Even for idiots, that's going too far!
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