CNN: AFP's New online ads urge against carbon tax
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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