More Americans favor power plant rules than oppose them — survey
The survey polled 100 more self-identified Democrats (454) than Republicans (354), along with 103 independents, but Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, said it was randomly conducted. The poll was taken earlier this month and carried a 3-point margin of error. Its complete results will be released at a later time.
The survey comes as EPA’s proposal for existing power plant CO2 is being vetted by the White House Office of Management and Budget, and as the agency continues to accept public comment for its new power plant proposal.
It also comes as groups continue to weigh in on what the rule should look like, and especially whether it should cover “inside the fence line” emissions only, or should create incentives for fuel switching, renewable energy and energy efficiency.