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California's Steve Cooley: Not cool on the environment
L.A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley is running for California Attorney General. Why this blogger thinks he doesn't belong in higher office.
Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 02:15 PM
California's race for attorney general could be the environmental sleeper race of the year. Republican and current Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley is running for state attorney general against San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris
. Cooley is a traditional "tough-on-crime" prosecutor and ex-cop who first made environmental waves back in 2003 when he disbanded L.A.'s Environmental Crimes Unit, leaving one attorney to handle all of the environmental crime in Los Angeles County.
The passage of Prop 23 would affect California but also the nation as a whole — the state is big enough that when it does something like commit to cutting greenhouses gases to 1990 levels by 2020, the effects ripple out across the entire country. Having Steve Cooley as the state's top law enforcement officer would be a one-two punch right in the green gut.
The video below is provided by a group obviously opposed to Cooley — but not for the reason you might think. They're upset about his opinion on another hot California election topic, marijuana
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