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A billboard company won't say why a Greenpeace ad touting solar energy over oil spills, shown in a handout photo, was rejected for downtown Edmonton.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
June 19, 2012 - 3:35 PM

EDMONTON - A billboard company won't say why a Greenpeace ad touting solar energy over oil spills was rejected for downtown Edmonton.

The proposed billboard featured the text: "When there is a huge solar energy spill it's just called a nice day. Green jobs, not more oil spills."

The words were set against an orange background with no photos or artwork.

Greenpeace says it was told by Pattison Outdoor it could have the billboard not far from the Alberta legislature on June 13.

Two days later, however, Greenpeace says it was told that the artwork had not been approved.

Pattison vice-president Joe Donaldson refused to comment.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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