Sempra Energy Proposal Could Cost as Many as 15,000 U.S. Jobs with California Hardest Hit

July 13, 2011

By Cesar Diaz
State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

According to a recent report, Sempra Energy’s plan to offshore green energy production to Mexico would result in as many as 15,000 lost U.S. jobs and nearly $300 million in lost local, state and federal tax revenue. 90% of the direct job losses would occur in Imperial County, California which had the highest unemployment rate in the nation as of April 2011 at 27.9%

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