Environmentalists’ TV campaign expands targets
06/30/2014 5:21 PM
06/30/2014 5:22 PM
Environmental groups who have attacked in TV ads a handful of Republican lawmakers for their support of fracking are expanding their targets, as promised.
The $1 million ad campaign has added Rep. Tim Moffitt of Asheville, Rep. Michele Presnell of Burnsville, Rep. James Boles of Southern Pines, and Rep. Mike Stone of Sanford to the mix.
The ads refer to reports of health problems it ties to fracking in Pennsylvania and concludes with some variation of: “Tell them to protect the people next time – not the polluters.”
Nine environmental groups, with most of the funding coming from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Southern Environmental Law Center, are behind the ads, which began earlier this year. Republicans say it is an attempt to unseat legislators facing re-election campaigns.
Join the Discussion
News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.