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Poll: This Earth Month, Voters Want to Hold the Biggest Emitters Most Responsible for Climate Damages
Catherine Fraser and Kevin Hanley. Data for Progress
Voters widely agree that corporate polluters should be held accountable, and two-thirds support a “climate superfund” bill. Voters are especially angered to hear that the industry knew about its pollution decades ago and still lied to the public about it. 81% of voters agree that entities with the largest emissions should be most responsible for reducing their carbon footprint and climate impact. 72% of voters are angry to hear that oil companies “discovered that their products were polluting the environment decades ago and have lied to the public since to protect their bottom line”. 66% of voters support a “climate superfund” bill that would require oil and gas companies to pay a share of the cost of climate damages caused by their pollution.