Washington, D.C., April 2, 2008—The Competitive Enterprise Institute is re-launching a national advertising campaign on the threat to affordable energy posed by Al Gore’s global warming agenda. The ad, which begins airing April 4, responds to the ads produced by Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, which start April 2nd.
The Alliance campaign attempts to build support for policies that would restrict energy through higher prices and reduced supplies. CEI’s ad contrasts Gore’s energy-consuming lifestyle with the life-and-death need for energy in developing countries.
“Global warming activists warn us about the alleged threat of global warming, but say nothing about the much more immediate risks of global warming policies,” said CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman. “Restricting access to affordable energy is a sure recipe for more poverty, disease and human misery around the world.”
CEI’s new round of television ads will start off in Dallas, Denver, Sacramento, Tulsa and Washington, D.C. In Washington, the ads will run during broadcasts of Washington Nationals baseball games.
“We think that a sport played regularly under floodlights has fans who’ll appreciate the importance of electricity,” said Kazman.
CEI previously stirred international controversy in 2006 with a pair of CEI ads on global warming alarmism, which carried the tagline “CO2: They Call It Pollution; We Call It Life.”
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