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Actor Begley Supporting Nava for Attorney General

Green-Leaning Celeb Among Many State Enviros to Do So


Actor and iconic environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. endorsed State Assemblymember Pedro Nava in his quest to become California’s next attorney general. Nava, who is running against four other Democrats for his party’s nomination, is enjoying accolades among statewide environmental organizations for his role in defeating Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan to approve a new oil and gas development in state waters off the coast of Santa Barbara. Ironically, that same plan had been lauded by many local environmentalists earlier this year when it was rejected by the State Lands Commission.

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