'Exxon Hates America' Ad Is Logical Follow-Up To 'Exxon Hates Your Children'

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"It's a serious accusation. And it deserves a serious explanation." That's the message from a trio of environmental organizations who want us to know that "Exxon hates America."

The ad, from green groups Oil Change International, The Other 98% and Environmental Action, is a follow-up to last year's “Exxon Hates Your Children” video.

The original ad was slated to air on Fox News in the Houston and Denver markets during the 2013 State of the Union address, but it was pulled at the last minute after Exxon Mobil Corp. gave a cease-and-desist order to Comcast.

The new ad was released Tuesday and accompanies a crowdfunding campaign to buy airtime across the country.

"Exxon and Big Oil & Gas have a vision for America that is a nightmare for our communities and our climate," Stephen Kretzmann, executive director of Oil Change International, said in a statement Tuesday. "Adding insult to that injury, they're being paid with billions of our taxpayer dollars, while the climate continues to spiral out of control."

Last month was the warmest May on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Data also show that June will mark the third month in a row with atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations above 400 parts per million, a level not seen in at least 800,000 years.

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