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Polls Finds Midwest Voters Support EPA Safeguards

28 Mar 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs

New public opinion research by Hart Research Associates finds that 63% of voters in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan believe that EPA scientists, rather than Congressional legislators, should set carbon pollution standards.

Additionally, another 63% of voters in those states oppose Senator Jay Rockefeller's (D-WV) anti-EPA amendment that would delay agency safeguards for two years.

In response to this finding, LCV President Gene Karpinski stated:

"What this poll demonstrates is that the public trusts the EPA to do its job to protect public health and limit dangerous pollution and does not want Congress to stand in the way of necessary safeguards.Americans want scientists at the EPA, not politicians in Congress, to determine air pollution limits. Corporate polluters should not get a free pass on carbon pollution just because they contribute generously to the campaign coffers of their allies in Congress."

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