New statewide radio campaign seeks to educate Tennesseans on perils of a nationwide Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON – October 19, 2009   Efforts to add a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) to the Senate cap-and-trade bill would weaken America’s national security and divert secure, North American energy resources to China – a message hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans will hear over the next two weeks in a new statewide radio advertisement spot produced by Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA).

“Though they might not know it, a good bit of the refined gasoline and diesel products that Tennesseans rely on every day to get to and from home, work and school is derived from sources of energy targeted for elimination under an LCFS,” said David Holt, president of CEA. “Couple that reality with the fact that an LCFS would allow competitors like China to lay claim to secure energy resources previously earmarked for U.S. consumers, resulting in lost American jobs and higher prices at the pump, and you start to see just how devastating this policy would be for America’s economic and national security.”

The 60-second ad, which went up today and will appear statewide over the next two weeks, comes in advance of an anticipated markup of climate legislation in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), likely to happen before the chamber’s Thanksgiving Recess. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is a member of EPW.

The script can be downloaded HERE.