04 Jan '12, 9pm

How the Oil Industry Manufactured the Myth of the 'Energy Voter'

How the Oil Industry Manufactured the Myth of the 'Energy Voter'

A new batch of TV ads funded by the American Petroleum Institute have hit the airwaves : Nice, ordinary-looking faces fill the screen, each of which proclaims, "I vote." They then rattle off a talking point or two about energy security and why we need to keep drilling for more gas and oil. These people, the campaign insinuates, are "Energy Voters". Voters who will be enraged if, say, anyone tries too hard to remove federal oil subsidies. Or if Obama decides to deny (or just delay again) approval for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline . Think of them as polite, more refined drill-baby-drillers. Problem is, they don't really exist. Not in any form remotely close to what's portrayed above, anyway. There are voters who want energy security, energy independence, sure – but those are the same voters who support more clean energy, too. (The ad attempts to allude to that in the no...

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