NextGen Climate Action To Air New Keystone XL Ad During President Obama's Tonight Show Appearance

  NextGen Climate Action To Air New Keystone XL Ad During President Obama's
                           Tonight Show Appearance

Debunks TransCanada's misleading arguments about pipeline

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Tom Steyer's NextGen Climate
Action announced it will air a new television advertisement about the Keystone
XL pipeline tonight during President Barack Obama's appearance on NBC's The
Tonight Show.

The ad, featuring an oil-soaked TransCanada CEO Russ Girling character sliding
down the pipeline, highlights the TransCanada's misleading statements about
the economic benefits of the Keystone pipeline:

  oTransCanada has refused to commit to keeping the pipeline's oil in the
    United States, debunking the myth that it will end U.S. dependence on
    foreign oil:
  oRather than decreasing U.S. energy prices, a report by Consumer Watchdog
    found that the Keystone pipeline will increase U.S. gasoline prices,
    especially in the Midwest. The report can be found at

A preview of the ad, produced by Portal A, can be found at:

"We know The Tonight Show will draw many of President Obama's supporters,
which provides an opportunity to showcase the bad business deal that
TransCanada is pushing on the American people," said Tom Steyer, president and
CEO of NextGen Climate Action. "We want to reinforce what President Obama has
been saying – the Keystone pipeline will not bring the jobs or economic
benefits that TransCanada touts in its lobbying propaganda. And it certainly
fails the President's test of not contributing significantly to harmful

Steyer and NextGen Climate Action launched "We Love Our Land"
( in June 2013 out of concern that the
pipeline was a 40-year investment to shipping the world's dirtiest oil to
economic competitors such as China. Most recently, the pipeline's future has
come into question because Environmental Resource Management, a State
Department contractor charged with performing an Environmental Impact
Statement, was found to have lied on its mandatory conflict of interest form
about its association with TransCanada according to evidence collected by
Friends of the Earth and The Checks & Balances Project

SOURCE NextGen Climate Action

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