CNN Reports on AFP’s Efforts to Block New Carbon Tax

June 11, 2013

Americans for Prosperity recently ran ads across Nebraska, and the nation, addressing the need for Congress to say no to new energy taxes.

Here’s a report from CNN covering our efforts:

Online ads, backed by a six-figure buy from a conservative group, are hitting the web urging lawmakers to oppose a tax on carbon emissions.

The campaign from Americans for Prosperity goes after senators and representatives from 15 states, and begins with a budget of $175,000, according to a release from the organization.

The senators targeted are all Democrats: Mark Begich of Alaska, Mark Udall of Colorado and Kay Hagan of North Carolina.

“Carbon taxes are bad for American industry and jobs,” AFP President Tim Phillips wrote in a statement. “They drive up utility bills and the cost of gasoline for American families and businesses, all while hurting job growth and driving business overseas. Deliberately driving up energy prices is a bad approach that slows economic activity.”

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