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Oil industry launches ad campaign calling for oil tax reduction

From Sean Cockerham in Juneau –

The oil industry today launched a television and Internet advertising campaign aimed at convincing the Legislature to lower oil taxes.

It’s by the Alliance, a trade group for Alaska oil and mining contractors. The effort is called “FACES OF ACES,” a reference to the state’s ACES tax system, Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share.

The T.V. spot features a forbidding sound of tolling bells and the words “Real Alaskans, Real Casualties of Alaska’s Oil Tax Policies,” followed by a series of black and white photos of people.

It ends with the statement that ACES is costing jobs and needs to be fixed.

The ads are running on commercial stations as well as Gavel to Gavel, which broadcasts the legislative session and is on all day long in offices at the Capitol.

The Alliance is urging people to contact their legislators and the governor.

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