Big Oil is trying to buy the US Presidential election — and they’re getting started early. This week, the American Petroleum Institute announced a new “campaign” that called Vote4Energy. It’s not a campaign in the sense we normally use the word — aka, real people organizing to create change — but a massive ad-buy to mislead voters into voting for the interests of big polluters.

Lucky for us, PolluterWatch has come to the rescue with a great spoof video and website of the original ad. Check it out and please share with your friends: 

In the United States, is going to be focusing our work this year on trying to break the stranglehold that fossil fuel companies have over our political process. Stopping the Keystone XL pipeline last fall showed us that when citizens stand up against industry, we can win. But it’s going to take a lot more hard work in the months to come. And hopefully — as this video shows — a bit of fun as well! 

p.s. Thanks to Adam Seigel for doing a great post on this yesterday and alerting us all to the campaign! 

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