Missouri among states to see pro-Obama emissions plan ads
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was embarking Friday on a $10 million-plus ad campaign to take on opponents of President Barack Obama's plan to reduce power plant carbon emissions.
Bloomberg's Independence USA political action committee announced plans Friday to run TV spots aimed at the attorneys general of Florida, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.
They're among AGs suing to try to block the Clean Power Plan. They said the plan would kill coal mining jobs and increase electricity costs.
Bloomberg said their stance puts coal industry financial interests "ahead of their constituents' right to breathe clean air."
Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel, spokesmen for Missouri AG Chris Koster, and Michigan AG Bill Schuette said the billionaire New Yorker didn't grasp how much the plan would hurt their states.
A representative for Florida AG Pam Bondi hasn't responded to inquiries.