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October 26, 2010
Contact: Maggie Kao (202) 675-2384
New TV Ad in Perriello Race from Sierra Club
*** VIEW THE AD HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg-z5djxuPw ***
VA-5 Race is Pivotal in the Fight against Big Oil Interests
Charlottesville, VA - Today the Sierra Club released a new television ad
highlighting a key race against corporate polluters in Virginia’s 5th
District. The ad focuses on Congressman
Tom Perriello’s fight to bring clean energy jobs, oil independence, and support
for veterans to Virginia.
The spot also exposes GOP candidate Robert Hurt’s ties to
Big Oil and other corporate polluters, as well as his votes to keep the nation
dependent on foreign oil and give tax breaks to companies who outsource
“Through his record as a state legislator, Robert Hurt has
proven time and again that he will vote for the special interests of oil
billionaires and corporate polluters over the public interest,” said Cathy Duvall, Sierra
Club’s Political Director. “Virginia voters have a choice on Election Day to
vote for a candidate like Hurt who will side with corporate polluters like BP,
or a leader like Tom Perriello who is working to create more jobs and security
by building a clean energy economy for the state.”
Hurt is a Tea Party-supported candidate who opposes legislation to create more
jobs, less pollution and greater security by refusing to hold corporate
polluters accountable for their share of climate change pollution.
The six-figure buy is the second ad buy for the Sierra Club in VA-5 – the first
buy was a joint effort with the League of Conservation Voters. The ad will run in the
district through the end of the election.
The Sierra Club has endorsed Tom Perriello for his strong
leadership on clean energy legislation.
The TV ad can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg-z5djxuPw.
A favorite of oil billionaires,
Koch Industries Has
Donated $4500 to Robert Hurt During His Political Career: According to the Virginian Public
Access Project, Koch Industries has donated $4500 to Robert Hurt during his political
Public Access Project]
Koch Industries is run by billionaire brother Charles and
David Koch, who made their money in the oil industry. According to its
website, “Koch companies have been in the petroleum business since 1940,
growing our refining capacity more than 80-fold. Today these companies engage
in petroleum refining, chemicals and base oil production, crude oil supply,
and wholesale marketing of fuels, base oils, petrochemicals, asphalt and
other products.” [The
New Yorker, 8/30/10; Koch Industries
he’ll keep us dependent on foreign oil,
Rob Hurt Supports
Policies That Would Keep Us Dependent On Foreign Oil. Rob Hurt opposed the energy
legislation that would have helped reduce carbon emissions, calling it an
excess of environmental policy. That keeps us more dependent on foreign
oil. Hurt said of the
legislation, “There are bills like cap-and-trade, which is the greatest
example of excess in environmental policy. Cap-and-trade is
not a bill that will do anything except harm people. It
will kill jobs.” [Jefferson Area
Tea Party, 7/22/10]
and give tax breaks to companies who outsource our jobs.
Rob Hurt Opposed A
Bill That Ended A Tax Break For Companies That Outsource Jobs: Rob Hurt
opposed a bill hat close the tax loophole for multinational corporations that
encourages sending jobs overseas in order to prevent the firing of
teachers. Hurt called on Tom
Perriello to vote against the bill.
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Not Tom Perriello.
He’s leading the charge to make Virginia a clean energy
supporting solutions like advanced battery technology,
and guaranteeing veterans the job training they need when
they come home
Clean energy. Jobs. Veterans.
that’s what Tom Perriello’s fighting for.
Graphic: Perriello: Clean Energy. Jobs. Veterans.
Tom Perriello Has a
Plan For Clean Energy and Oil Independence:
“Our national security, our climate, and
our economic competitiveness demand that we achieve independence from foreign
oil during this generation. Past leaders have lacked the courage to do what
is necessary to make our country safe and to encourage next big economic
boom: alternative energy and efficiency technologies. Here are some of the
ways I’ve fought to make our nation energy independent:
- “Voted for the
American Clean Energy and Security Act, which will reduce carbon
emissions, create new jobs in the clean energy economy, and reduce our
dependence on foreign oil
- “Voted for the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provided the largest
federal investment in clean energy technology to date
- “Convened a New
Energy Summit and created a New Energy Blueprint as a roadmap for
putting the 5th District at the forefront of the clean energy economy.”
Tom Perriello Has a Record
Off Supporting Veterans:
“There is no duty more sacred for an
elected official than ensuring our troops are provided with a strategy for
victory, protected in battle, and supported as veterans. Our support for
troops must continue when they come home. As a proud member of the Veterans
Affairs Committee, I’ve worked hard to ensure our vets get the educational
and job opportunities they deserve when they return home.
legislation to increase on-the-job training benefits for veterans
- “Passed legislation
to increase health care benefits for individuals who serve as primary
caregivers of severely disabled veterans
- “Passed legislation
to start the process of transferring the National D-Day Memorial in
Bedford over to the National Park Service.” [Tom Perriello
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