Greens Go After Obama Admin on Arctic Drilling

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Pew Environment is running some aggressive new ads targeting the Obama administration’s decision to allow drilling in the Arctic to proceed. Last year, the Department of Interior approved Shell’s drilling plan for the Beaufort Sea. Here’s the television ad, which is ran on CNN and MSNBC after the State of the Union address on Tuesday, and which is running this weekend during the Sunday shows:

The group also took out full-page ads in Politico and the New York Times, cosponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. The group said they are expecting some key decisions on Arctic drilling from the administration in the coming weeks.

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