August 29th, 2006

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California propositions, cause and effect

Okay, so I have a question relating to an ad for a California proposition. This question is not about political leaning or whatnot, but a question about understanding and my lack of it. The ad in question can be seen the Yes on 87 website, but here's a transcript which I am using as a basis of my question.

"The oil companies are making us pay. They made $78 billion last year. They pay billions in drilling fees to Texas, but not to Californians. It's time for them to pay their fair share. Yes on 87. Make oil companies pay, and make it illegal to pass to cost to us. Yes on 87. For Cleaner Energy."

Now the question -- I'm really having a hard time fitting that last statement with the whole rest of the ad. How does "making the oil companies pay" relate to "cleaner energy"?