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This ad by the Independence USA PAC (a Super PAC) has been running in the Kansas City media market:

Narrator: President Obama’s clean power plan cuts carbon emissions and creates thousands of jobs. But now, Attorney General Chris Koster is fighting Obama and clean energy. Koster has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from polluters and uses your tax dollars to sue the Obama administration. He wants polluters to be free to pump billions of tons of carbon into the air each year, contributing to asthma and heart disease. Chris Koster puts polluters ahead of the health of Missouri families. [Paid for by Independence USA PAC]

From the Independence USA PAC web site:

INDEPENDENCE USA PAC DEFENDS CLEAN POWER PLAN WITH ADS AIMED AT STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL
Independence USA Will Focus on AGs in Florida, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin Joining Lawsuit Against EPA’s Signature Climate Change Rules

New York, NY, November 6, 2015 — Building on Michael R. Bloomberg’s longstanding commitment to environmental and health issues, and his work with local leaders in the US and around the world on climate change, Independence USA will air ads in Florida, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which places the nation’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. The ads will focus on Attorneys General Pam Bondi of Florida, Bill Schuette of Michigan, Chris Koster of Missouri, and Brad Schimel of Wisconsin, who have joined a federal lawsuit initiated by the State of West Virginia to block the Clean Power Plan. Independence USA PAC was created and is funded by Michael R. Bloomberg.

The ads released today, totaling an 8 figure buy across the 4 states, build on Bloomberg Philanthropies’ commitment of over $100 million to support national, regional, and state-based groups helping state governments implement the Clean Power Plan, as well as the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign. Beyond Coal, which aims to secure the retirement of half the nation’s coal fleet, has already led to the closure or phasing out 205 coal-fired power plants and helped prevent more than 5,500 premature deaths per year….

It’s not like any of the 2016 republican gubernatorial candidates are better on this issue.