DiCaprio Joins Hollywoodans In Ad Promoting Cap and Trade

Posted on Fri 01/29/2010 by


By Noel Sheppard

Leonardo DiCaprio and a list of Hollywood’s finest have just released a public service announcement encouraging people to petition Congress to pass the Clean Energy & American Power Act aka cap and trade.

The ad was paid for by the left-leaning NRDC Action Fund, a group whose board of directors includes Ari Emanuel, the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and John Podesta, Bill Clinton’s former Chief of Staff.

The PSA encourages viewers to click on an embedded link which sends them to a petition saying the following (hat tip Story Balloon):

Dear Senator,

President Obama’s call for comprehensive climate and energy legislation during the State of the Union speech has the support of the American people, and I urge you to support it as well. Among the reasons to support clean energy and climate legislation:

— Less dependence on fossil fuels and enhanced national security: A climate bill will cut our oil imports by 5 million barrels a day and reduce our one billion dollar-a-day imported oil habit.

— More innovation in our economy: A strong climate bill will help America’s large and small businesses to grow again – that’s why it has the support of 80 major companies and thousands of small businesses.

— More jobs, and more sustainable jobs: A strong climate bill would create 1.9 million new clean energy jobs through investments clean and safe energy sources.

— A healthier, safer environment for future generations.

I am counting on my senators to vocally and visibly express your support for the comprehensive climate and energy legislation that will achieve these goals and to reject proposals, like the “Dirty Air Act” proposed by Senator Murkowski (S.J. Res 26) which would undermine healthy air, clean energy and our national security.

Please let me know whether you will support comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation.

Just what America needs: more brainwashing from America’s movie stars.

As if we don’t get enough of that from their films.

Noel Sheppard is the Associate Editor of NewsBusters

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