Poll: 67 Percent Of Americans Would Pay Higher Prices To Cut Power Plant Emissions

Posted by Mike Confino, November 24, 2014

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A full 67 percent of Americans support federal regulations to restrict carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants — even if it raises their electrical bills.

A survey released Wednesday by Yale’s Project on Climate Change Communication asked 1,275 adult voters if they would support “strict carbon dioxide emission limits on existing coal-fired power plants to reduce global warming and improve public health,” even if “the cost of electricity to consumers and companies would likely increase.” Twenty-three percent responded they would “strongly” support the policy, and 44 percent said they would “somewhat” support it.

via Poll: 67 Percent Of Americans Would Pay Higher Prices To Cut Power Plant Emissions | ThinkProgress.