Ad Wars Intensify to Bolster Dems' Green Energy Plans
By Nick Koutsobinas | Monday, 13 September 2021 06:09 PM
Environmentalist groups and energy-industry leaders are picking up more ad time while congressional Democrats develop plans to expand green energy incentives and higher fees for oil companies.
According to Axios, the League of Conservation and Climate Power bolsters a budget of $6 million in TV and digital ad spending. The ads aim to show Democrats' plans to cut pollution and boost jobs.
On the other hand, the American Petroleum Institute (API) starts its ad campaign with a six-figure budget. API's ads center around the notion that the Democrats' green energy plans will erode U.S. energy security while at the same time raise energy costs.
Standing in the middle of lobbying efforts to pass the multi trillion-dollar green energy, health care, and social safety net package is West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin.
Manchin, along with Arizona Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, have voiced opposition to the proposed price tag of the $3.5 trillion package, saying that passing such a package could lead to unforeseen inflationary effects on the U.S. economy.
In efforts to garner support, the American Clean Power Association will air its ads in Manchin and Sinema's states. But so too will API, at least in Arizona. It has not been reported that API will air ads in West Virginia.