Pro-fossil fuel group launches ads against GOP climate leaders

By Kelsey Brugger | 06/18/2024 06:47 AM EDT

The American Energy Alliance is running ads against leaders of the House Conservative Climate Caucus.

Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah).

Rep. John Curtis speaks during the Utah Senate primary debate this month for Republican contenders battling to win the seat of retiring Sen. Mitt Romney. Rick Bowmer/Pool

A conservative energy advocacy group is launching an ad campaign targeting two climate-minded Republicans facing tough election bids.

The $100,000 digital ad campaign, from the American Energy Alliance, goes after Reps. John Curtis of Utah and Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa on proposed bipartisan climate legislation. Opponents of the bill, which would study the carbon emissions of a range of U.S. products, argue it could lead to carbon pricing.

Curtis, the founder and former chair of the House Conservative Climate Caucus and Miller-Meeks, the current chair, are accused in the ads of being insensitive to energy costs.


“With energy prices rising … why is John Curtis considering policies to make energy even more expensive?” reads one ad. “Tell Congressman Curtis — no back door energy taxes.”