30 Apr '12, 8am

Americans for Prosperity Putting $6.1 Million on Ad to Attack Green Jobs

Americans for Prosperity Putting $6.1 Million on Ad to Attack Green Jobs

This post was originally published on Climate Progress and has been reposted with permission. by Stephen Lacey and Rebecca Leber After pouring more than $8.4 million into bogus energy attack ads since November, the oil industry front group Americans For Prosperity announced yet another major ad buy of $6.1 million in eight states. The latest ad is based on a set of mistruths about green jobs that have been widely debunked. In the ad , AFP explains that “billions of taxpayer dollars spent on green energy went to jobs in foreign countries,” and uses four examples that supposedly prove that Obama’s clean energy stimulus created foreign jobs instead of domestic ones. All four examples are either mostly or completely false. 1. The ad claims that $1.2 billion is being used to create solar jobs in Mexico. This point was completely made up by a random conservative blogger and has ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/30/americans-for-prosper...

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