24 September 2010

NRDC releases video parody of API’s ‘real people’ ads

In an effort to counter the current ads being run by the American Petroleum Institute (API) depicting "real people" railing against taxes on the energy industry, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has launched a campaign which asks, “What if oil industry officials spoke the truth?”

In a new parody video created by NRDC, which will run on the Daily Show and Colbert Report websites next week, the non-profit organization answers that very question.

Watch the video:

According to NRDC
API and its members are desperately trying to escape accountability as the Environmental Protection Agency moves to implement Clean Air Act provisions to further protect public health by restricting toxic pollution from thousands of industrial plants while reducing global warming pollution.

In anticipation of those EPA actions, the API has even sponsored grassroots "rallies" that, as it turned out, were composed of oil and gas industry workers bused in from nearby plants (as the Akron Beacon reported: "Some say they were forced to attend.").
The NRDC encourages the public to the let their voices be heard and tell Congress to hold polluters accountable. For more information visit the Action Center.

Daelyn Fortney | @daelyn
Daelyn is the co-founder & managing director of This Dish Is Veg. In addition to her work at TDIV, Daelyn homeschools her three daughters.

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