"Big Oil Trade Group Flooding Airways With Pro-Industry Propaganda Ads"

"Gasoline companies -- driven by oil speculation and profits -- continue to charge more and more for their product every day. How is the industry spending the money it’s taking from customer’s wallets? In recent weeks, they have flooded television programs with television ads promoting the causes of the industry."

"The American Petroleum Institute (API) calls itself 'the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry.' With money from its more than 400 corporate members, the group has been running spots like “Vote 4 Energy,” trying to convert angry consumers into civic allies.

In the 30-second spot, a series of unidentified people claim that they vote and support key oil industry priorities."

Josh Israel reports for Think Progress Green March 7, 2012.


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Source: Think Progress, 03/09/2012