Latest Fact-checks on Kevin de León Kevin de León stated on May 31, 2017 in a speech: Clean energy employs "more than half a million Californians. That’s nearly ten times more the number of coal mining jobs that exist in the entire nation." Kevin de León stated on July 25, 2016 in a speech at the Democratic National Convention.: California has "the sixth largest economy on planet Earth." Kevin de León stated on November 10, 2015 in a press release: California has "robust job growth that outpaces the rest of the nation." Kevin de León stated on October 7, 2015 in a speech: "No city in the state, no state in this nation, for that matter the entire world, has adopted (clean energy) targets more ambitious in scale."