“Obama opposed exploring for energy in Alaska.”

Claim:  “Obama opposed exploring for energy in Alaska.”

Ad(s): Nine Dollar Gas

Sponsor(s): American Energy Alliance

Air Dates: Mar. 30 – Apr. 13, 2012

Total Estimated Spending On This Claim:  $660,524 ($1,321,049 Total)

Markets: Albuquerque, Cedar Rapids, Charlotesville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbus (OH), Dayton, Des Moines, Detriot, Flint, Ft. Meyers, Grand Junction, Grand Rapids, Jacksonville,  Lansing, Las Vegas, Lima, Norfolk, Orlando, Reno, Richmond, Roanoke, Tampa, Toledo, West Palm Beach

FactCheck’s Summary:“The American Energy Alliance bases its claim that Obama “opposed exploring for energy in Alaska” on the president’s opposition to the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012, which would have lifted the ban on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. That’s true. He did oppose the bill for that reason, among others. But that doesn’t mean that the president is opposed to exploring for energy elsewhere in Alaska.” Click here to read more

Politifact’s Summary: “It’s true that the president opposes opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration, but the administration has approved plans that allow for expanded drilling in other parts of Alaska, including clearing a process that could let Shell sink new rigs in two Alaskan offshore areas as soon as summer 2012.” Click here to read more