New Initiative Targets Carbon Tax Supporters

WASHINGTON — The American Energy Alliance begins tomorrow a new $750,000 initiative with a series of radio and television advertisements holding Members of Congress accountable for their votes on the controversial issue of a carbon tax. The first phase of the initiative will include two weeks of statewide broadcast and cable television spots targeting Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and statewide radio spots targeting Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.). Other efforts will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Congress has now had numerous attempts to go on record in support of a carbon tax, and the American Energy Alliance has been watching closely to see where elected officials stand on the issue. When Members of Congress refuse to protect taxpayers from energy and tax policies that will harm American families and small businesses, undermine an economic recovery, and do nothing to achieve the purported benefits to the environment, they deserve to hear from their constituents,” AEA President Thomas Pyle said of the organization’s newest initiative.

“A well-funded propaganda campaign has arisen to support various carbon tax schemes, but the American people demand sensible policies guided by the facts. A carbon tax isn’t a tax on carbon, because carbon doesn’t pay taxes. In reality, it’s a tax on people who will pay for it every month in their utility bills, every week at the gas pump, and every day with increased tax burdens and shrinking discretionary income.”

The Alaska television spot, entitled “Carbon Games,” will begin airing on Sept. 5 in the state’s three major markets: Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau. The North Carolina radio ads will air statewide via markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh-Durham, and Wilmington. The initial financial commitment for phase one of the AEA initiative exceeds $250,000.

To view the “Games” television spot, click here.
To read supporting documents for the “Carbon Games” ad, click here.

To hear the North Carolina radio ads, click here.
To read the supporting documents for the North Carolina ad, click here.


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