Boston, MA – The League of Conservation Voters today launched a TV ad blitz against Scott Brown in the final days of the Massachusetts Senate race. The six-figure ad buy, which will run on Boston-area broadcast and cable television networks up until Election Day, highlights Brown’s opposition to building a clean energy economy that creates new jobs and cuts our dangerous dependence on foreign oil.
“Martha Coakley understands that by investing in clean American power we can turnaround the economy and make America more energy independent,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said. “But instead of transitioning to a clean energy economy, Scott Brown would take us back to the failed Bush-Cheney energy policies – siding with the big oil companies who oppose energy reform over new clean energy jobs for Massachusetts workers.”
Scott Brown has stated his opposition to critical clean energy and climate legislation in Congress, even though two years ago as a state Senator he voted in favor of a bill that would reduce carbon pollution, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). He has even expressed skepticism that climate change is caused by humans, despite the overwhelming scientific consensus.
The Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters also recently endorsed Martha Coakley, stating:
“The Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters is proud to endorse Martha Coakley, a public servant who has fought polluters and the Bush Administration to protect our health and environment,” said MLEV Executive Director Lora Wondolowski in the endorsement announcement. “We are at a critical juncture and need leaders in the U.S. Senate who will prioritize investments in green energy and take the steps necessary to combat global warming. Martha Coakley is one of those leaders.”
As Attorney General, Martha Coakley and her office led the charge petitioning the EPA that greenhouse gases pose a threat to public health and welfare. In 2007, the Supreme Court sided with her position, paving the way for EPA action under the Clean Air Act to control these harmful pollutants. She also promoted regional efforts to invest in clean energy technologies and expand energy efficiency programs in her state. Now, as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in a special election, Martha Coakley proudly supports the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act that Senators Kerry and Boxer introduced in 2009.
“LCV enthusiastically endorses Martha Coakley, we believe her commitment to clean energy and curbing carbon pollution makes her the clear choice in this race,” said Karpinski.
View the ad here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wld2ei2T1sw
Ad back up available here: http://www.lcv.org/backupenergyjobs.pdf
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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters, www.lcv.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.