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New ALA Survey Finds Majority of American Voters Support EPA

17 Feb 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs

As Republican leadership in Congress pushes to cut one third of EPA's funding, and legislation proposed by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton intends to strip the EPA of its ability to implement carbon pollution safeguards, a new survey conducted by the American Lung Association finds that 69% of American voters stand behind the EPA in its attempt to protect public health by reducing carbon pollution.

Additional survey findings conclude:

  • 79 percent of voters support stronger protections on mercury
  • 77 percent of voters support stronger protections on smog
  • 77 percent of voters support stronger protections on carbon dioxide
  • 74 percent of voters support stronger fuel efficiency standards on heavy duty trucks

Most importantly, a bipartisan 69 percent of American voters believe that EPA scientists, rather than Members of Congress, should set our nation's pollution standards.

The ALA survey matches a recent poll conducted by the NRDC which illustrates that the American people oppose efforts to stop the EPA from protecting the health and well being of our nation's citizens.



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