Muckraker: Grist on Politics

John McCain unveiled a new climate-change ad today — hours before he’s scheduled to give an energy speech in Texas that will call for building more oil refineries and lifting a federal ban on offshore oil and gas drilling.

“John McCain stood up to the president and sounded the alarm on global warming, five years ago,” says the ad. “Today, he has a realistic plan that will curb greenhouse-gas emissions. A plan that will help grow our economy and protect our environment.”

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UPDATE: Avi Zenilman makes a great point over at Politico about the ad. Despite McCain’s unrelenting support of nuclear as the energy source that can best wean us off oil, there aren’t any nuclear power plants shown in this ad. Instead, the ad shows a wind farm, a hydroelectric dam, and solar panels. Guess nuclear reactors aren’t as aesthetically pleasing.