Poll: Californians Back Climate Change Law
Despite a weak local economy, most California voters oppose a November ballot measure that would suspend the state's landmark climate change law, a new poll shows. (USA Today)

California Vote has Canadian Partners on Edge
Canadian provinces moving to cut their greenhouse gas emissions are facing a setback if voters in California, a key partner, decide to put the state’s battle against global warming on hold for better economic times. (Reuters)

FTC Releases Revisions to Green Guides, Opens Proposal for Public Comment
Proposed changes to the Guides, which help marketers avoid making misleading environmental claims, are designed to strengthen existing guidelines, address new gray areas, and make the overall tool easier to use. (EcoHome)

Proposed DOE Standards Could Cut Refrigerator Energy Consumption by Up to 25%
Proposal, now open for public comment, could take effect in 2014. (EcoHome)

Wind Turbines Attract Noise Complaints 
Lawsuits and complaints about turbine noise, vibrations, and subsequent lost property value have cropped up in Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts, among other states. (The New York Times)

Maine Smart Meter Opponents Seek Delay in Program
Opponents of Central Maine Power's new smart meters have filed a request with state regulators to delay the start of the program, citing potential health risks. (The Forecaster)

After Midterm Elections, Congress Faces Likely Legislative Gridlock
Regardless of who wins the majority next week, more pratfalls than policies may emerge out of the 112th Congress, observers warn. (Fox News)

Marin County: Meter Plan Not Smart Idea
County supervisors said the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. smart meter program should await results of a study on whether standards for the meters protect health. (The Marin Independent Journal)

Initiative Seeks to Make Atlanta a Top Green City
Mayor Kasim Reed has rolled out a plan to make the city greener with less smog, more park space, and improved water conservation. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Cupertino Unveils New Green Ordinance
The proposed legislation would guide the design, construction, retrofit, operation, and demolition of new and existing commercial and residential buildings in the California city. (The San Jose Mercury News)

South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission OKs Green Ordinance
Builders of new residential construction, additions, and remodels would be able to move through the city's approval process more quickly if they include a series of recommended measures, such as energy-efficient appliances, radon-resistant construction, and low-water-consumption landscaping. (Tahoe Daily Tribune)

Energy Audit Requirement Removed from Stockton, Calif., Home Sales
A measure that would require existing homes to undergo energy efficiency audits before they're sold has been tabled for now. (The Stockton Record)