Ad Contest Holds Sen. Lincoln Accountable for Attacking Clean Air Act

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Ad Contest Holds Sen. Lincoln Accountable for Attacking Clean Air Act

WASHINGTON - Online voting has opened in a contest to determine the
content of a billboard that will hold Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.)
accountable for attempting to roll back the Clean Air Act.

The contest, hosted at, is sponsored by Friends of the Earth and CREDO Action.

Visitors to the site are asked to choose their favorite of three
billboard designs. Each option takes Sen. Lincoln to task for her
support of a polluter-backed resolution known as the "Dirty Air Act."
That resolution seeks to overturn an expert finding that smokestack
pollution endangers Americans' health and welfare. The resolution,
authored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in partnership with polluter
lobbyists, would eliminate important Clean Air Act safeguards against
climate-warming pollution.

The ad with the most votes will be plastered across a 14 foot by 48
foot billboard in Little Rock that is seen by more than 50,000
Arkansans each day.

"Senator Lincoln has blatantly ignored Arkansans' health and welfare in
doing corporate polluters' bidding and trying to roll back the Clean
Air Act," said Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica. "This
billboard will help hold her accountable."

"This proposal is a legislative attempt to rewrite the scientific
conclusion that global warming is bad for our health," said CREDO
president Michael Kieschnick. "Instead of siding with climate-deniers,
Sen. Lincoln should get to work on helping her constituents by
supporting legislation to create clean energy jobs."

For more information and to vote in the contest, visit



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