Arizona vs. Los Angeles, Round Two
An Arizona utility official has responded to Los Angeles’ high-profile boycott of his state by threatening to starve L.A. of electrical power generated in Arizona. L.A. officials quickly fired back by pointing out that while the city gets about 25 percent of its power from plants in Arizona, it partly owns those facilities.
The Los Angeles City Council voted with only one dissenter to boycott Arizona because of the state’s immigration law. Both the mayor’s office and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have signaled their support of the boycott.
“I feel like if you’re going to boycott the candy store, you’ve got to leave all the candy alone,” said Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce. Arizona provides 25 percent of Los Angeles’ power.
“I feel like Arizona is the candy store,” he added.
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The mayor’s office responded to Arizona’s threat on Wednesday.
“The mayor stands strongly behind the city council on this issue and will not respond to threats from a state which has isolated itself from the America that values freedom, liberty and basic civil rights,” the statement read.
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