"It's one thing to have industries state their positions, but it's a whole 'nother thing to pretend there's all this support from ordinary citizens for their policies and their views," he told the Alley.
But that's not what's going on, according to the API. It says there were dozens of average people who came to the shoot to voice their support for fossil fuel and its importance to jobs and the economy.
"Some activists stopped by an API commercial shoot the other day and -- after a catered breakfast and some hot coffee -- decided that, hey, they don't like oil or natural gas," Mark Green of the API wrote in a blog post yesterday. "So they grandstanded for a few minutes, before deciding not to spend their Saturday hanging around a bunch of other people who do support oil and natural gas."
The ads in question will run starting in January.
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