Ads attack Brown, lawmakers on clear-cutting

Television ads attacking Gov. Jerry Brown, state lawmakers and special interests for not doing enough to stop the clear-cutting of California forests are airing in the North Bay.

They’re airing on CNN, MSNBC, Headline News and various environmental networks, including National Geographic Channel and Discovery Channel, throughout July in the Marin County cities of Fairfax, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, Belvedere, Lagunitas, San Geronimo, Corte Madera, Larkspur, San Quentin, Forest Knolls, Sausalito, Greenbrae, Ross, Tiburon, Kentfield and Woodacre, according to a release from the Battle Creek Alliance.

The 30-second commercials charge that more than 350,000 acres of California’s forests have been clear-cut in the last decade or so by just one company, and blame Brown, the Legislature, corporations and public agencies.

I dig Jerry’s shades.

Battle Creek Alliance is a small Northern California nonprofit environmental group that previously ran the spots ran in the Sacramento area.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.