The Alliance for Climate Protection on Monday rolled out a new TV ad calling for a shift away from oil and toward a clean-energy economy. The ad will be airing nationally on cable channels just as the House is preparing to vote on the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill; a floor vote could come as soon as next week.
The ad features an older man on a farm telling his fellow citizens that “it’s time to get real” about American energy and environmental policy. “Forty years now we’ve been talking about how we’ve got to stop being held hostage by foreign oil,” says the man. “Well, we’re still borrowing money to buy oil from dictators who don’t like us and burning it in ways that kill God’s green earth. Why can’t we use our own clean energy and create good paying jobs here instead of sending billions overseas?”