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.)

  • SnappingTurtlePelosi

    Liberal Lunatics!

  • jaygee

    Rather odd that such a ban exists especially when everyone from 8 to 80 is constantly bombarded with ads for Viagra & Cialis from television to baseball parks. Just think how many millions of kids have asked their parents just what that stuff is for.

  • Ron

    Good for them, that 350 group is a bunch of wack-a-loons. It’s funny they cry about CO2 despite the fact that WATER VAPOR is significantly more effective as a greenhouse gas. It’s almost as if none of them really understand what they’re talking about and lack any understanding of science/reality at all.

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