MBTA Bars Ads Faulting Scott Brown’s Record

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston area public transit system is rejecting an advertisement from activists faulting U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s environmental record.

The group 350.org said their ad takes Brown to task for voting with other Republicans to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

The ad shows a smiling Brown and suggests he “voted to gut the Clean Air Act” while accepting political donations from energy interests.

View: Image of the ad

A representative for the group said it received a message from the firm that manages advertising on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority property saying the T had rejected the ad “due to its political stance.”

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo pointed to the agency’s policy which bars ads that refer to any candidate for public office.

Brown’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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