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Pro-Oil Outside Groups Spend More Than $16 Million On Energy Attack Ads Since January

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A handful of outside groups, fueled by oil and coal dollars, are committing tens of millions to propel Big Oil to the forefront of the 2012 elections -- outspending the Obama campaign on political energy ads by an overwhelming amount.
In the first three-and-a-half months of 2012, groups including Americans for Prosperity, American Petroleum Institute, Crossroads GPS, and American Energy Alliance have spent $16,750,000 on energy attack ads. The total amounts to more than $56 million, including the American Clean Coal Coalition's pledge of $40 million on ads promoting coal.
According to a Think Progress analysis, there have been at least $16,750,000 worth in dirty energy ad buys since January. Break down per company at the jump...

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