by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

snipshot_19wnij0hp0.jpgStarring 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.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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