For Immediate Release
Joe Smyth, Greenpeace media officer, 831-566-5647, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenpeace Polluterharmony Ad Profiles Relationship Between Secretive Oil Billionaire 'Charles' and US Senator 'Blanche'
The new Polluterharmony ad profiles the relationship between "Charles," a secretive oil billionaire, and "Blanche," a US Senator with an environmental record that is "exactly what [he] was looking for." See the ad here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtFN8MTjHd0
Since 2009, Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) has received $11,000 from Koch's PAC, making her the top recipient of Koch PAC money in the US Senate during this election cycle (1). Senator Lincoln is also the top recipient of campaign contributions from the oil & gas industry, taking $255,650 during the 2009-2010 cycle (2).
Earlier this year, Senator Lincoln supported legislative efforts to protect big polluters like Koch Industries by blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from using the Clean Air Act to address global warming pollution. Koch Industries owns oil refineries in Texas, Alaska, and Minnesota.
More information about Koch Industries Political Action Committee spending is available in Greenpeace's Koch Report at http://greenpeace.org/kochindustries
Other Polluterharmony ads are available at http://www.polluterharmony.com/, including a recent profile of the relationship between another major oil CEO "Rex" and his partner in offshore drilling, Governor "Bob McD."
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