By Mark Memmott

One of the louder liberal groups that has been on President Barack Obama's side in most causes is ramping up its call for him to reverse his recent decision to support more offshore drilling for oil and gas.

Using the spreading oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico as a backdrop, a new TV ad from MoveOn makes the case that unless Obama reinstates a ban on new offshore drilling, there will be more environmental messes such as that now occurring off the coasts of Louisiana and states to the east.

MoveOn says the ad, its first to relate the current events in the Gulf to the president's position on drilling, will begin airing on national cable networks later this week and run for at least a week or so:

categories: Environment, Obama Administration, Politics

2:18 - May 3, 2010