The League of Conservation Voters today launched a radio ad in three key Congressional districts exposing Big Oil’s attempts to mislead the public and to scare members of Congress into voting against comprehensive clean energy legislation. “Fattest Wallet” highlights the profit-driven motivations behind the oil industry’s staunch opposition to energy reform and calls on Americans to ignore the lies coming from the richest, dirtiest, most insidious industry in America.
“Clean energy sources like wind and solar will create millions of jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and protect the air that we breathe and the water that we drink,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “Exxon and Enron lobbyists have dictated our energy policy for far too long. Representatives Barrow, Bono-Mack and Hill must seize this chance to take it back.”
“This is the story of the fattest wallet in the world. The fattest wallet in the world has resided in the sagging back pocket of Big Oil for years. Then last year, Big Oil's wallet became even fatter than the fattest wallet in the world; it became the fattest wallet in the history of the world, as Big Oil made more money than any industry ever in the annals of recorded civilization. You know how it got that way. It got fat on your money. Unfortunately for you, Big Oil isn't satisfied. It's spreading lies about a new clean energy act and making plans to let out the sides of the wallet so it can jam in more of your cash. Don't let it. Call Congress at 202-225-3121 and tell lawmakers to say ‘no’ to Big Oil and ‘yes’ to the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which will mean cheaper, cleaner energy and millions of new jobs. Brought to you by the League of Conservation Voters.”
Right now, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is debating the American Clean Energy and Security Act, and the bill will likely be put for a vote the week of May 18th. Unfortunately, the oil industry, using a front group called the American Energy Alliance, has launched a radio blitz that distorts research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and attempts to frighten Congress and taxpayers.
Here’s what LCV has learned about the American Energy Alliance:
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