Though the Jordan Cove liquified natural gas project was denied by federal regulators in March, a television ad began running in prime time during the Olympics touting its economic benefits.
“When the Jordan Cove Energy Project is built,” says the ad, “it will create hundreds of permanent, real jobs for local workers.”
The NBC spot is part of a campaign of television, print, radio and website ads kickstarted by Boost Southwest Oregon, a group lobbying for the pipeline.
Boost co-chairman Mark Wall declined to say how much the organization has spent on the television ad or the campaign. NBC affiliate KOBI-TV also declined to say how much such an ad might cost.
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