An Arizona utility commissioner said he's willing to pull the plug on Los Angeles if the city goes through with a boycott of his state.
In a letter to the city of LA, a member of Arizona's power commission said he would ask Arizona utility companies to cut off the power supply to Los Angeles. LA gets about 25 percent of its power from Arizona.
"That is one commissioner who has that idea -- whether he can do that or not is another idea," said LA Councilman Dennis Zine. "They are the ones who have to make the move, not us."
The commissioner's power grid play is in response to the city's approval of a resolution directing city staff to consider which contracts with Arizona can be terminated.
I say? Sounds like a plan to me. LA continues to want to be stupid and play hardball with social politics? Then let them reap the whirlwind of benefit they have created.
Here's part Arizona Corporation Commission member Gary Pierce's letter to the mayor:
If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation.
I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands. If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.
The full text was sent to the blog Hot Air.
Good for him, I'll certainly buy that approach and so will a majority of Americans
Something these star dazed meglamaniacs in the land of fruit and nuts are constantly missing? Is that the rest of the country has far less interest in and charity for LA than these geeked out twirps and their La Raza buddies could imagine.
They don't want to do business with Arizona? I say fine, let them get their power from Mexico.