Skip to comments.Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott
Posted on 05/19/2010 11:48:14 AM PDT by Mozilla
A member of Arizona's top government utilities agency threw down the gauntlet in a letter to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, threatening to cut off the city's power supply as retribution for the city's boycott of Arizona. If Los Angeles wants to boycott Arizona, it had better get used to reading by candlelight.
That's the message from a member of Arizona's top government utilities agency, who threw down the gauntlet Tuesday in a letter to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa by threatening to cut off the city's power supply as retribution.
Gary Pierce, a commissioner on the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission, wrote the letter in response to the Los Angeles City Council's decision last week to boycott the Grand Canyon State -- in protest of its immigration law -- by suspending official travel there and ending future contracts with state businesses.
Noting that a quarter of Los Angeles' electricity comes from Arizona power plants, Pierce threatened to pull the plug if the City Council does not reconsider.
"Doggone it -- if you're going to boycott this candy store ... then don't come in for any of it," Pierce told FoxNews.com.
In the letter, he ridiculed Villaraigosa for saying that the point of the boycott was to "send a message" by severing the "resources and ties" they share.
"I received your message; please receive mine. As a statewide elected member of the Arizona Corporation Commission overseeing Arizona's electric and water utilities, I too am keenly aware of the 'resources and ties' we share with the city of Los Angeles," Pierce wrote.
"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."
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NOW THAT”S FUNNY!!!
PULL THE PLUG—NOW!
I live in LA and I don’t blame Arizona one bit for doing this. Our horny mayor who can’t keep it in his pants is instigating all of this for political gain
Not to mention how high prices are going to be, if Arizona cuts out LA. The price for the marginal unit of energy will jump, just in time for summer. Cali will be further in the red. All because socialist/communist rats control Cali.
Do it now!!!! Has LA responded yet?
i believe he did something about “threats”
What’s that old saying: Be careful what you ask for, you might get it?
Awesome, Way to GO AZ!!!!
PULL THE PLUG NOW!!!!
Wow, that Obama sure is one heck of a unifier, isn't he?
CW2 is looking more and more possible.
What did he do? I can’t find anything!!!
“WHO RUNS BARTERTOWM?!”
Should be an interesting summer. Constant brown-outs in LA. Those “illegal housekeepers” are going to get pretty hot in the Al-Gore-style houses.
The seeds of CW2 being sowed right before our eyes. The Red and the Blue, which are you?
megyn kelly on fnc had trace gallagher (?) read a response from the Mayor of LA its out there
Oh, you said “Brown-out”. That’s code! ;)
I love this guy! He’s got the balls to stand up to these idiots who mostly likely have not read the bill and are too cowardly to be proud of & protect their own country.
I smell progressives.
100% red, white AND blue!
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