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Attorney general debate: Steve Cooley takes 'lawyer-like' stance on greenhouse-gas law

October 5, 2010 | 12:37 pm

Steve Cooley refused again to take a position on Proposition 23, which would suspend the state's greenhouse-gas law.

"I'm not approaching this issue from an ideological position as my opponent seems to be," Cooley said in Tuesday's debate with Kamala Harris, "but a very lawyer-like position" of enforcing the will of the people.

Cooley said he would defend Proposition 23 if it passed but would also fight for the law it sought to overturn, AB 32, if the measure were defeated on the November ballot.

Live coverage of the entire debate is available here.

-- Anthony York in Davis, Calif.

File photo: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times