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

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%