Montgomery County Commissioner and Democratic candidate for Attorney General is going after oil and gas companies in his latest TV ad.
The thirty-second spot, titled “Fracking Accountability”, decries the influence the industry has in the commonwealth.
“In the last eight years, the fracking industry has spent over $40 million on lobbying in Pennsylvania,” Shapiro states. “So it’s no surprise that although they’ve had over 4,000 violations, all they’ve gotten is just a slap on the wrist.”
“It’s time for that to change,” he continues. “I’ll hold the oil and gas companies criminally liable for poisoning our air and our drinking water. I’ll be an Attorney General that always works for you.”
The commercial also highlights Shapiro’s endorsement from the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania.
Shapiro is running against Allegheny County DA Stephen Zappala and Northampton DA John Morganelli in the April 26th Democratic primary.