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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:35 PM
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Al Gore Stars In TV Ad Supporting (California) Prop 87

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- A pro-Proposition 87 commercial featuring former Vice President Al Gore -- his first television advertisement since he last ran for office -- will be unveiled Monday at a Palm Springs hotel.

Prop. 87's "Energy Security" commercial "explains our dangerous dependence on oil and the impact it has on our environment and national security," according to a statement issued by Wesley Cole, chairman of ExperienceGREEN, an environmental media company based in Palm Springs.

Prop. 87 aims to reduce the state's petroleum usage by 25 percent over 10 years. By taxing big oil companies, Prop. 87 would raise $4 billion to encourage the development of alternative fuels and technology over the next decade.

Opponents of the proposition say the oil companies would pass the cost along to consumers and that taxing California production would diminish output and increase imports.

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