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Washington D.C. TV Station Won't Air Anti-Keystone Pipeline Ad (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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A TV commercial opposing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline was recently pulled by WRC-TV, the Washington D.C. NBC affiliate.

The ad was supposed to air during the "Tonight Show" last night, in which President Obama was a guest, but was suddenly pulled (video below).

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The ad, produced by billionaire Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate Action group, was canceled by WRC-TV because it reportedly violated the station's rules against attacks of a “personal nature,” noted ThinkProgress.org.

The ad features an actor, portraying TransCanada CEO Russ Girling, who slides through an oil pipeline, recalling the “lies” that TransCanada has told Americans about the pipeline.

One of the claims by TransCanada is that the Keystone XL pipeline will make America "energy independent," which rests on the false notion that oil drilled in America will only be sold to Americans.

In the real world, American oil companies sell American gas products on the world market for as much they can get.

WRC-TV has aired numerous ads in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Source: ThinkProgress.org