Starring in his first commercial since running for President, Al Gore is pushing hard to support Proposition 87 up for vote soon in California. The oil companies have contributed nearly $60 million dollars to stop the bill from going through, but activists — including celebrities like Julia Roberts and hollywood producers like Stephen Bing — have raised close to $50 million to counteract the attack. Proposition 87 would tax companies drilling for oil in California until the state has generated $4 billion. The money would be set aside for loans, grants and subsidies to promote alternative fuels and more energy-efficient vehicles. Below is Gore’s commercial:
For Bill Clinton’s take on Prop 87, visit the website.