From NBC 4...
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- A pro-Proposition 87 commercial featuring former Vice President Al Gore -- his first television advertisement since he last ran for office -- was 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.
"Foreign oil is more expensive, and those are costs that will be lawfully passed on to the consumers," said Scott McDonald, a spokesman for the "No On 87" campaign.
Proponents like Gore say the proposition would help California cut its reliance on foreign oil and be good for the environment.
The commercial -- the aim of which is to "signify the importance of increasing investments in clean fuels" -- is being unveiled simultaneously in 11 California television markets, from Los Angeles to Chico, Cole said in the statement.
Actors James Caan and Jamie Lee Curtis helped introduce the advertisement Monday at a media event in Beverly Hills.
LINK: Al Gore Stars In TV Ad Supporting Prop 87
Here is the YouTube video...
LINK: Energy Security -- Yes on Prop 87