Arizona Corporation commission member Gary Pierce responds to Los Angeles politicians’ calls for an economic boycott of the state:
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 Arizonaâ€™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 Arizonaâ€™s economy.
AZ provides about 25% of the electrical power to run Los Angeles. If California wants to play the boycott game, it likes like Arizona’s citizens may be happy to oblige.