PA Part of 7-Figure Pro-EPA Ad Buy (Watch Video)
Environmentalists are continuing their PR effort to combat the EPA’s bad rap. Pennsylvania will be part of a seven-figure ad buy touting the economic benefits of clean air standards.
“A recent study by the Department of Labor stated that transforming to a greener economy not only creates cleaner air,” a narrator says, “it’s already created over 3 million jobs with many more to come.”
The spot will air in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre markets.
It’s the third month in a row that environmental groups have spent big bucks to play in PA. The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Mom’s Clean Air Force aired this ad in April, and the the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Fund put up this spot in March.
That’s not including the more than $300,000 the League of Conservation Voters spent on TV against Rep. Tim Holden during the primary.
The coalition is fighting against a tide of ads, from the 2010 cycle and since, which cast environmental regulations as job killers that would cost jobs in an already tough economy. Even many PA Democrats, particularly in western PA, line up with the GOP on these issues.
The seven figure buy is split with two other coal country and presidential battleground states: Ohio and Virginia.