In California, the concept is stupider, as the WSJ explains:
The jewel in this liberal crown [of proposed tax hikes] is Proposition 87, which would raise taxes on oil extracted from California by 1.5% to 6%, depending on the price per barrel -- all in the name of reducing energy consumption and dependency on foreign oil. Let us run that by you again: The idea here is to tax California oil in order to get Californians to use less Saudi oil. Brilliant.
In California, such idiocy has a very good chance of passing.