Oil lobby launches swing-state ad push in final stretch to Election Day

  • While the four spots don’t discuss the election directly, the industry’s political giving goes predominantly to the GOP, per Federal Election Commission data analyzed by the nonprofit Open Secrets.
  • Another ad blames California’s recent rolling blackouts on policies that are “putting gas out of business,” and another portrays gas is an ally in the fight against climate change.
  • “Why should we choose between cleaner air and jobs when we can have both,” an actor in that ad states.
  • “We can fight climate change while developing our resources at home,” API President Mike Sommers tells Axios.
  • Natural gas has helped to cut electricity sector CO2 emissions by displacing coal. But heavy reliance on gas-fired power — at least without expensive carbon-capture that hasn’t yet been commercially deployed — is not compatible with deep decarbonization.

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