05/20/2010 02:02 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

LA Responds To Arizona Threat

In case you missed it yesterday, an Arizona utility regulator named Gary Pierce got all shirty with the city of Los Angeles, which has instituted a boycott of the state because of their new "Let's Round Up The Latinos" law. "I would be happy to help them to renegotiate the power agreements so they no longer receive power from Arizona," Pierce told ABC News.

Damn! Interstate smackdown, right? You're not going to sit there and take that, are you Los Angeles?

Per Wonkette, the answer is no:

General Manager's Statement Regarding LADWP Power Generation Assets in Arizona

"I want to make clear that we support the City position regarding the recent law enacted in Arizona and the resolution adopted by the Los Angeles City Council.

On any given day, we receive 20 - 25% of our power from two power plants located in Arizona: Navajo, a coal-fired plant, and Palo Verde, a nuclear plant.

We are part owner of both power plants, which are generating assets of the Department. As such, nothing in the City's resolution is inconsistent with our continuing to receive power from those LADWP-owned assets.

I might add that, as the City's Job Czar, I certainly would welcome any conventions or meetings that were going to be held in Arizona to come to Los Angeles. We have fantastic facilities and incomparable weather and we'd welcome them to the City of Angels."

- Austin Beutner, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

All in all, a pretty good burn. Let's rub it in a little bit with a video of Ozomatli performing "City of Angels."

LADWP To Arizona: 'Suck It, We Actually Own Your Power Plants' [Wonkette]

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