Another Big Enviro Buy in PA (With Video)
Groups seeking to rally support for environmental regulations and standards are continuing their push in Pa. The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Mom’s Clean Air Force will begin airing television ads in the state today depicting a politician with a nebulizer.
“If every politician railing against every new clean air standard felt what it’s like to suffer from severe childhood asthma, they might have a harder time speaking out against it,” says a narrator. “After all, it’s kind of hard to talk with a nebulizer wrapped around your face.”
“Support the President’s EPA standards, and support our kids.”
The buy is seven figures in 12 markets across Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, DC. The Pa. component includes Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
“This first-ever national industrial carbon pollution standard for power plants is essential to protect public health and reduce the effects of unchecked global warming including increasing smog and triggering asthma attacks and other health consequences,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “The EPA is simply following the Clean Air Act – passed by Congress with bipartisan support – and two Supreme Court decisions by issuing the first national standard on dangerous carbon pollution that spews from the smokestacks of electric power plants every day.”
The coalition launched a similar ad – showing children wearing nebulizers in the halls of Congress – in early March.
The above ad is the version airing in Virginia.